Karnataka

Mathe Mahadevi opposes Bhagavad Gita as national text

Basava Dharma Peetha head Mathe Mahadevi has opposed the Union government’s proposed move to declare the Bhagavad Gita as the national text.

She told presspersons here on Tuesday that the Constitution, which promised justice to all, was the supreme document of the country. There was no need to declare any particular document or book as the national text.

“Ideas such as the Chaturvarna system and Brahminism as propagated in the Gita is not acceptable to most of the people in modern times. Such concepts differentiate between human beings,” she said.

However, she supported the Ghar Vapsi programme. “Many people have converted to a different religion due to lack of knowledge. There was no fault in reconverting them to Hinduism,” she said.

Sharan Mela

The 28th five-day Sharan Mela would be held at Kudalsangama from January 11. Over three lakh people from Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Goa were expected to take part, she said.

Minister for Excise Satish Jarakiholi would inaugurate the mela. Ramesh Jigaginagi, MP, Basavasiddalinga Swamy, Mate Gangadevi, and Karnataka Woman’s University Vice-Chancellor Meena Chandavarkar would participate, she added.

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