[Advaita-l] Peshwas and Sringeri Math

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Thu Mar 17 13:35:27 CST 2005

On Thu, 17 Mar 2005, Anand Krishnamurthy wrote:

> Going off topic, Was it true that parts of the
> Sringeri Math were destroyed by the Peshwas? Why would
> the Hindu  Peshwas want to attack a Math in the first
> place?
> -Anand

I don't know about Shrngeri, but the Mahrattas did sack other temples.
Until recently all over the world, the principal method of financing an
army was looting and plunder.  The generals may not have considered holy
places to be the ideal targets but given that for the typical jawan the
idea that Tulaja of his native village, Sharada of Shringeri, and Devi of
the Puranas are aspects of one and the same Divinity was a remote and
abstract theological concept, they may have decided that "business is
business" and looked the other way.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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