While the novice said, let’s at least leave the animals in peace, the ‘all knowing’ intelligent said, you understand nothing you fool.
Udupi: One of the most influential Hindu seers, Sri Vishwesha Teertharu of the Pejavara Adhokshaja Matha, has held India’s ‘incumbent’ ‘national animal’ responsible for the increasing violence and terrorism in the country.
The pontiff has suggested that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should consider declaring the ‘cow’ as the new “national animal” of India.
The seer, who has been demanding the elevation of the ‘Holy Cow’ to the post of country’s ‘national animal’ for several years, on Thursday reiterated his demand and said that the violence in the country would reduce if the tiger was unseated from the ‘coveted post’.
Speaking at Channarayapatna in Hassan district of Karnataka, the seer opined that a cruel animal holding the position of national animal was one of the main reasons for the increasing violence in India.
Dubbing the tiger as a “symbol of terror,” the seer said that the cow symbolised “mildness and abundance”.
He called upon people to protect the cow and asked them to chant ‘go mataram’ on the lines of vande mataram.
The chief pontiffs of several other prominent Mutts of Karnataka have also endorsed the proposal of Pejawar seer.