Delhi’s largest Hindu collective body Shri Sanatan Dharam Pratinidhi Sabha (Delhi) on the declaration of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (All India Akhara Council) – the highest body of Hindu seers, saints, ascetics and monks of India on their announcing the list of fake gurus (dubious & fraud godmen), as already covered by “delhiNCRnews.in” in our earlier story http://delhincrnews.in/2017/09/11/indias-14-fake-godmen-exposed-by-highest-hindu-seers-body-akhara-parishad/
Shri Sanatan Dharam Pratinidhi Sabha (Delhi) is headed by Founder President Swami Raghawananda.
The Working President Bhushan Lal Parashar said such steps will deter and desist those fraudulent people who malign the faith and millions of Hindu adherents worldwide. He further stated that Shri Sanatan Dharam Pratinidhi Sabha (Delhi) advocates the unity of all faiths and religious doctrines for larger interest of India and in particular unites all traditions of Sanatan Dharma (the customary name for Hinduism meaning ‘eternal faith’).
Shri Sanatan Dharam Pratinidhi Sabha (Delhi) is National Capital Territory’s largest collective association governing over 2000 Sanatan Dharma (Hindu and Sanatan Sikh) temples of Delhi. By conventional estimates these 2000 temples of Delhi state (India’s national capital) are visited by over 1.5 crore (15 million) Hindus that is more than over 82% of population of the NCT Delhi and by over 60 million (6 crore) Hindu believers from neighboring cities of entire NCR (National Capital Region) and many more pilgrims and faithful believers of rest of India and world.
Sanatan Dharma Pratinidhi Sabha (Delhi) headquarters also houses Delhi’s Shree Sant Mahamandal (a united association of spiritual institutional monastic orders which integrates over 300 heads of major Ashrams and big Mutts) and as well the Udaseen Ashram of Delhi.
Swadesh Chadda of Shri Sanatan Dharma Pratinidhi Sabha (Delhi) senior office-bearer told that their Founder President, Swami Raghawananda is also Peethadheeshwar of Udaseen Ashram of Delhi – which unites Hinduism and Sikhism together as a single family of believers. He said that Shri Sanatan Dharma Pratinidhi Sabha (Delhi) shall continue to unite all open-minded, cultural and nationalistic elements of Delhi and neighborhood areas as a unified community for greater social integration as responsible global citizens on principle of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” meaning “the world is one family”. He hailed the tireless efforts of all working with the Shri Sanatan Dharma Pratinidhi Sabha (Delhi) for such adorable objectives and thanked his Working President Shri Parashar and Founder President Swami Raghawananda’s endless perseverance in religious, spiritual, non-political, pro-nationalistic and pan-humanism initiatives undertaken by Shri Sanatan Dharma Pratinidhi Sabha (Delhi) for many decades since it was created in 1987 as a registered body into Delhi.
History about Udasis (Historical significance and close relationship with Sanatan Dharma and Sikhism):
Shri Sanatan Dharma Pratinidhi Sabha (Delhi)‘s Founder President, Swami Raghawananda is also Peethadheeshwar of Udaseen Ashram of Delhi – which got established 304 years ago in 1713 by Baba Guru Ram Rai (the eldest son of seventh Sikh Guru Har Rai and elder brother of eighth Sikh Guru Har Krishan), in continuation of ancient Udasin ascetics (Sanatan Sikhs and Hindus) under Baba Sri Chand (1494 to 1643) as the 181st Udasin adherent-guru (as described in the oldest Sanskrit scriptures of those times).
Baba Sri Chand was the son of Mata Sulakhani & Guru Nanak (1469 – 1539). Sri Chand’s father Guru Nanak was founder of Sikhism. Interestingly, sixth Sikh Guru Hargobind sent his son Baba Gurditta to Sri Chand.
Baba Gurditta became in 1628 successor of Baba Sri Chand. Baba Gurditta was the father of seventh Sikh Guru Har Rai, the grandfather of eighth Sikh Guru Harkrishan, the elder brother of ninth Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur and the uncle of tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh.
The Udasis protected and maintained the historical shrines of Anandpur, Hazoor Sahib and Amritsar for many hundreds of years. Udasis proved zealous preachers of Sikh teachings and preached from Gurbaṇi as the first missionaries of Gurmat for over 160 years (after the death of Guru Nanak in 1539 and before and after the establishment of Khalsa in 1699 by the last and tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh). Udasis “believe in Vedas, Puranas and Shastras, Itihasas viz. Ramayana and Mahabharata, Adi Granth and Sri Guru Granth Sahib”.
Udasis tore apart the dirty British policy of “divide and rule” when India’s British rulers tried to create a rift through a 1926 Lahore High Court judgment on differentiating Udasi Sanatani Sikhs from Sikhism.
Udasis, are also known as Nanak-putras (sons of Nanak), Guru Nanak is considered the avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu, and Baba Sri Chand is believed to be an incarnation of Shiva. Thus Udasi akharas (as a vital part of Naga Babas Dashanami Sanyasis and Sadhus (ascetics, saints, seers, and monks) created as a united order by Adi Shankaracharya) and wherein Udasi akharas unified & protected all as “neutral” well-wishers of entire humanity – mainly Hindus (Vaishnavites and Shaivites and earliest Sanatani Sikhs) for over 500 years till today.
Besides, Shri Sanatan Dharma Pratinidhi Sabha (Delhi)‘s Founder President, Swami Raghawananda also Peethadheeshwar of Udaseen Ashram of Delhi , the current Patron-Mentor-saints of Udaseen Ashram (Delhi) are Mahamandaleshwar (sovereign superior head of monastic order) Swami Guru Sharananand and Baba Kalyan Das (Amarkantak).