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Let us wait for court verdict: Kanchi seer

KANCHEEPURAM AUG. 26. "Let us wait for the court verdict on the report submitted by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on its excavations at the Ayodhya site," said the Kanchi Sankaracharya, Sri Jayendra Saraswati, here today.

When newsmen sought the Acharya's opinion on the ASI report that the excavations revealed distinctive features of a 10th century `massive structure' beneath the Babri Masjid site at Ayodhya, Sri Jayendra Saraswati said that "the report has been submitted by the ASI to the High Court and let us wait for the court verdict on this". He declined to comment further on the issue.

The Acharya urged the people to celebrate the Vinayaka Chathurthi festival with unity and appealed to the devotees to refrain from immersing huge Vinayaka idols made of plaster of paris and chemicals in ponds and rivers as it would lead to pollution.

These idols may be kept without being immersed. Small clay-made Vinayaka idols could be immersed, he said.

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