SwamiSamarpanAshram has closed its doors after a landslide caused the loss of more than 100 houses.
Key points:The ashram was founded in 1930 by Swami Bijananda Saraswati, who died in 2013The temple was built on the ruins of a temple in Kerala’s Pathanamangalam districtThe ashrams main function was the worship of a Lord.
The ashrama is a Hindu temple located in Swami Saraswathi’s native village of Pathanambalam in Kerala.
The temple has been a gathering place for thousands of devotees over the centuries.
Its history has included several controversies, including the killing of an entire family by the followers of the Dravidian saint.
In 2017, the Kerala government revoked Swami’s religious licence and banned the temple from entering the state for three years.
The move was in response to a petition by the Dhanuja Mahasangh (DMK) which claimed the temple was a “dangerous place for children to play” and “in danger of being vandalised”.
Earlier this month, the DMK, the ruling party, claimed that the temple had “opened the doors to the people of Potturam, an area close to where Swami Sampananda Ashram is located”.
The DMK has said the temple “was built on an old temple” and the “soul of Swami Swami” was not in the temple.
Swami Sampandam was born in 1930 in Pathanadam in Kerala and died in 2012.
He had founded Swami samarpanda ashram in the village of Palakkad in 1930 and died there in 1982.
He had visited the temple regularly and “used to lead prayers”, according to Swami Sangamma.
Swamiji Samarpani, who was then the head of the DMG in Kerala, had “confronted the DMZ with threats and made demands of the government, including cancelling the licence”, the DMB said in a statement.
In an earlier interview with The Hindu, Swami Ramanathanasastra, Swamiji’s nephew, had said that Swami was “a great devotee of God”.
“I have a good feeling towards Swami and have been praying for his welfare ever since,” he said.
“He was a great devotees of God and we would pray for him.