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Why is godman Dhirendra Shastri of Bageshwar Dham trending?


Bageshwar Dham Sarkar aka Dhirendra Krishna Shastri is the pinnacle priest of Bageshwar Dham temple. The temple is positioned within the Gada village of Chhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh. The 26-year-old godman has these days been in information as his movies of him have gone viral.

The godman claims to unravel the woes of individuals, and tells about their pasts in his Satsangs. He has been the pinnacle priest of the Bageshwar temple for fairly a while now and off late, his movies of him the place he claims to have miraculous powers have been viral on the Web.

How have I develop into a priest? In line with the locals of Gada village, Shastri was a rickshaw driver a couple of years again. It’s stated that Shastri spent his adolescence in poverty. His household lived in a mud home and he accomplished his schooling from a authorities college in Madhya Pradesh.

  • The story of his meteoric rise as a priest is related with the Bageshwar Dham temple, which was a small temple again then.
  • As soon as Shastri took over the affairs of the temple, he claimed to have carried out numerous miracles, which additional added to his recognition.
  • Shastri was revered from his teenage days as he claimed to have taken deeksha from his grandfather Setulal Garg Sanyasi Baba, who was additionally a katha vachak.
  • Shastri organizes a Divya courtroom each Tuesday and Saturday, the place he meets individuals and the movies are then circulated on social media.

How does he meet his followers? His web site provides number of companies promoting Bageshwar Dham Mahayantri, which he claims is blessed by Brahmins and would profit those that work onerous however nonetheless don’t have any cash.

  • To fulfill Shastri, one has to take a token from the web site.
  • The applicant then has to offer numerous particulars about himself like title, father’s title, youngsters’s title, cell quantity and so on.
  • The dham then contacts whoever it needs and asks them to return for darshan at a hard and fast date.
  • The method of appointment can be colour coded. Those that have to satisfy Shastri have to put a coconut in a purple fabric for normal conferences, yellow fabric for marital conferences and black fabric for harassment by spirits.
    Dhirendra Krishna Shastri. Photograph: Fb

Why is he in information? Dhirendra Shastri has been within the information just lately when he acquired a problem from Nagpur based-Akhil Bhartiya Andhshraddha Nirmoolan Samiti, an anti-superstition group, to show his powers.

  • Dhirendra, in reply, shot again on the group saying that he utterly believes in Bageshwar Balaji.
  • However he left Nagpur from his Ramkatha two days prior as per his schedule. He was in Nagpur from January 5-13 for a Bhagwad Katha however left the venue two days earlier for Raipur.
  • It did not finish with this. He was as soon as once more within the information when his video of him with a journalist went viral on January 20.
  • Within the video, Shastri is seen speaking to a journalist The priest goes on to inform the names of journalist’s brother and nephew, signaling his magical powers. However the catch right here was, all the data, Shastri revealed concerning the journalist was already accessible on his Fb profile.
  • This invited a variety of criticism from the individuals on social media, because the video went viral

Shastri’s political backing: A number of politicians, principally from BJP, have are available assist of Shastri ever since he has been known as fraud by variety of individuals.

  • Probably the most outstanding amongst them is, Madhya Pradesh Residence Minister, Narottam Mishra, whom Shastri calls as ‘Sanatani Babbar Sher’. Mishra is an everyday customer of dham and follows Dhirendra Shastri.
  • Subsequent comes, BJP’s Nationwide Normal Secretary, Kailash Vijayvargiya.
  • BJP’s Kapil Mishra, additionally tweeted in assist of Shastri saying that “he helps Dhirendra Shastri because the priest has performed ghar-wapsi (faith conversion to Hinduism) of many individuals.”
  • Shastri’s political assist does not solely finish with BJP. Congress’s Chhatisgarh MLA, Vikas Upadhyay, is an ardent follower of Shastri and he overtly confessed it in a video in entrance of Shastri.
  • However the godman, was additionally criticized by Congress chief and Opposition within the MP meeting, Dr Govind Singh. Talking on Dhirendra Shastri, Singh stated, “Sanatan Dharma is on the middle of perception of quite a few individuals. Why did Bageshwar Dham (Shastri) flee in the midst of the evening? I’d need him to show his claims in public in order that perception in Sanatan Dharma shouldn’t be eroded,” India In the present day quoted Singh as saying.


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