“I am neither a god, nor miraculous, just a simple human blessed with ‘Guru Kripa’,” said famous Bageshwar Dham’s pandit Dhirendra Krishna Shastri in an interview to India TV.
The 26-year-old Shastri, recently, rose to fame as thousands started gathering at Bageshwar Dham, seeking his blessings and solutions for their numerous problems ranging from health to family and more.
Bageshwar Dham is situated at a small village near Chhattarpur –Khajuraho highway, around 30 kms away from Chhatarpur district headquarter.
In the interview, calling himself, Lord Hanuman’s bhakt, he claimed that he he is blessed with ‘Guru Kripa’ and senses upcoming events.
Famous for his unique style of narrating stories from epics, Shastri said that it’s because he wants more youth and youth should be involved and aware of Hindu culture and mythologies.
On being asked if he was caught without ticket on a train once, pandit Dhirendra Krishna Shastri admitted the claim. He chuckled and said, he instead got Rs 1100 as a ‘dakshina’ from the ticket collector himself.
Asserting his dedication towards Sanatana Dharma, Shastri said, " I respect all religions, in fact I have friends who are Muslims. However, I am against anybody who disrespects our holy epics, spread rumours about 'Sanatana Dharma and their gurus'.
Recalling an incident, he said that he had borrowed money from his Muslim friend for his sister's marriage. "We are good friends. And even sat for tea together just a few days ago," pandit Shastri told in the interview to India TV.
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