Bengaluru: In today’s hearing by the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, in the Thanjavur Temple Case, the Honorable Judges recognized that the Art of Living had obtained all necessary permissions from the appropriate authorities, which includes erecting a temporary tent within the temple grounds in order to conduct the spiritual and cultural program called Vigyan Bhairav. They also noted that there is a precedence of private events being held within the temple like film shootings.
“Unlike film shootings, the meditation event organized by the Art of Living was in-line with the activities that can be conducted within a temple as outlined in Article 25 – 26 of the Indian Constitution,” says Ravi Ananth Padmanabhan, the advocate of the Art of Living.
Also, the World Culture Festival 2016 case reference taken by the petitioner was completely rejected by the Honorable Judges with full force.
Madras High Court acknowledges Art of Living had all the permissions in place – Dec 13 2018, Art of Living