Madras High Court acknowledges Art of Living had all the permissions in place

They also noted that there is a precedence of private events being held within the temple like film shootings.

They also noted that there is a precedence of private events being held within the temple like film shootings.
They also noted that there is a precedence of private events being held within the temple like film shootings.

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.

 

Reference:

Madras High Court acknowledges Art of Living had all the permissions in place – Dec 13 2018, Art of Living

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7 COMMENTS

  1. As long as temple authorities give the permission to carry out Hindu activities that includes Yoga, dance and other events that has been a part of the Hindu culture then it should not be interfered by others. Unfortunately there appears to be too many people with vested interest or those being manipulated by anti-Hindu groups to petition the courts to act. The poor courts, already burdened, are obliged to act on all petitions, even if some are frivolous, like in this case. Might be the cost of putting a petition should be hiked and petitioners who lose their case should be made to pay a huge penalty, especially of frivolous matters like this.

  2. Courts should not interfere in religious affairs.
    Temple is meant only for Hindu rituals and Pooja by Hindus…
    If a person wants to turn it as a yoga place let him look for alternative places. This is just to create an image for him not truly for yoga. This person fails to even call himself a sadhu… He goes begging to DMK house… Might be a benami for Stalin assets in Bengaluru…

    • Even you cannot get your facts correct when you carry a bias against the Guru. How do you know he is creating an image for himself and not Yoga when in reality the Guru has a greater then life image unparalleled even among the leading global luminaries? Surely his Indian and even global outreach far exceeds the puny Stalin. The courts of India are very duty bound to execute any petition however frivolous, that is being served. It is obvious that silly people find the pathway for such unreasonable petitions just to waste courts valuable time and money.

    • @Malar does make sense.

      All these false prophets ( art of living SSSSRS , jaggi vasudevs etc ) are too politically correct fence sitters.
      It is the same art of living SSSRS that draped ”ponnadais” around dmk stalin , kollywood kamalhassan , keeps making same boring noises of bringing ”peace” yada yada. SSSRS was also rubbing shoulders with congressi vilasrao deshmukh.

      Puttaparthy Saibaba paid a visit to the same dmk folks residence conjuring up a ring for one of the multiple wives of karunanidi.

      It is indeed lamentable even BJP’s Modi etc rally around such wishy washy ”avatards”.

      The word GURU only refers to Sri.Aadhi Ssankaracharya & those Sages belonging to the same Sampradhayam.

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