Alandi (Maharashtra): The government has started flattening of the Bhandara (Bhamchandra) hill where Sant Tukaram Maharaj had the vision of Lord Vitthal. This has infuriated the entire Varkari sampradaya. To protest against the government’s move, Vishwa Varkari Sena took out a grand morcha to the prant office. The descendant of Sant Tukaram Maharaj, kirtankar Rajendra Maharaj also participated in the morcha. (After the Ram Setu, now it is the turn of the memorial hill of Sant Tukaram Maharaj, that is on the ‘destruction’ list of the Congress. The Varkari Sena deserves congratulations for its struggle against the anti-religion Congress, which is bent on destroying the objects of faith of Hindus! – Editor) The Morcha gave a stern warning that the government should not dare touch the sanctity of the Bhandara hill, otherwise the Varkaris would have to take to streets and launch a massive agitation. The Varkaris gave a representation to the Prant officials that if the government went ahead with flattening of the hill without taking into account the sentiments of the Varkaris, they would take out a massive morcha to Mantralaya in Mumbai. (Had there been a masjid or a dargah on the hill, would the anti-Hindu Congress government have dared to destroy it? It is because the Hindus lack self-respect that the so-called secular politicians have usurped a number of lands and properties of Hindu temples. Hindus should unite and take the Congress to task ! – Editor)
The morcha was taken out under the leadership of Shri Arun Maharaj Burghate of Vishwa Varkari Sena, Sarvashri Tukaram Chavare, Shete Maharaj, Bharat Chavare and Eknath Pandhare. (If the same method is followed by the Hindus to fight out denigration of our deities, blind-faith removal law and temple take over law, it will not be too long to usher in Ram Rajya! – Editor)
We shall not tolerate industrialization of object of our faith!
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Burghate said, “By selling the Bhandara hill, which is the object of faith of millions of Hindu devotees of the state, the government has mercilessly trampled upon the religious sentiments of Hindus. If the intention of the government behind industrialization of our objects of faith is to earn foreign investment, we shall never allow it happen.”
The Varkaris have alleged that to increase the flow of foreign investment and dollar, the government was rampantly selling the lands in the vicinity of Pune to wealthy industrialists. They said they wanted the hill, not the dollar. They appealed the people to participate in the movement to save the Bhandara hill of Sant Tukaram Maharaj.
Congress government more anti-Hindu than the British!
Shri Mahadev Maharaj said, “During the pre-independence era, the Queen of England had also ordered survey of this holy place. The government has dubiously planned to destroy the hill with a view to appeasing the investors."
Source: ‘Daily Sanatan Prabhat’