Uttarakhand excessive court docket on Wednesday issued a present trigger to the state authorities asking why contempt proceedings shouldn’t be initiated towards it for non-compliance of its October 2018 order for restoration of the samadhi of Adi Shankaracharya, close to Kedarnath temple, inside a yr.
The samadhi was broken within the 2013 Kedarnath tragedy. The court docket has sought a reply from the state authorities inside two weeks.
The matter was heard by division bench of performing chief justice Ravi Vijaykumar Malimath and justice Manoj Kumar Tiwari.
Ajay Gautam, a Delhi primarily based activist, who appeared in individual within the matter, stated that in October 2018, HC had directed the state authorities to revive the samadhi of Adi Shankaracharya inside a yr.
“Because the restoration of the samadhi has not been accomplished but, I filed an utility within the court docket relating to the identical in November this yr. Listening to the matter, the court docket has now issued present trigger to the state authorities and directed it to submit its reply inside two weeks within the matter,” he stated
The Kerala born Adi Shankaracharya was an Eighth-century Indian religious chief who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta and made a big contribution in unifying Hinduism by establishing 4 mathas (monastic establishments) throughout India.
Uttarakhand Himalayas maintain a lot significance within the context of Adi Shankaracharya as he’s believed to have taken samadhi right here at Kedarnath. He additionally established one of many 4 mathas at Joshimath and put in the idol at Badrinath.
Disposing of the PIL in October 2018, the court docket had ordered that “State is directed to revive the Samadhi of Adi Shankaracharya Ji positively inside a interval of 1 yr.. at Kedarnath”.
It additionally directed the district administration to make sure that the native conventional hill structure is considered whereas repairing/restoring the samadhi of Adi Shankaracharya and in addition to make sure that the structure merges with the encompassing panorama.
Elaborating the significance of the Shankaracharya and his samadhi within the state, HC had famous that he retired to the Himalayas on the younger age of 32 years and entered a cave close to Kedarnath.
“Kedarnath is a Hindu pilgrimage website in Uttarakhand. The Samadhi of Adi Shankaracharya was constructed close to Kedarnath temple. Samadhi was additionally revered by the pilgrims visiting Kedarnath. Samadhi of Adi Shankaracharya Ji was swept away within the Kedarnath tragedy within the month of June, 2013. Thereafter, it has not been repaired. It’s in these circumstances that the current writ petition has been filed”, the order had noticed.