Recently, a Twitter handle which goes by the name Tribal Army (@TribalArmy) shared a video which shows Pandit Dhirendra Shashtri telling his followers that he spoke with Ravan (the demon-king of Sri Lanka from the Hindu epic Ramayan). In their tweet, Tribal Army states that the Swami did not reveal Ravan’s number as it will expose his lies and hypocrisies.
Here’s the tweet:
किसी को रावण से बात करनी हो तो इनसे संपर्क करें। लेकिन ये रावण के नंबर नहीं बताएगा, क्योंकि इसके झूठ और पाखंड का पर्दाफाश हो जाएगा। pic.twitter.com/2kqD4bTzVO
— Tribal Army (@TribalArmy) August 15, 2022
But who is this swami and why is he famous in his city? Let’s look at his history and what Twitter has to say.
Who is Pandit Dhirendra Shashtri?
Pandit Dhirendra Shashtri is a native of the Gada village of Chhatarpur district in Madhya Pradesh. He is an immensely popular personality in both India and abroad. He began his career as a swami when he began narrating Ram Katha. Pandit Dhirendra Shashtri gradually began a ‘Divine Court’ where he used to call out people by their name, their problems and their solution.
He was born on 4th July 1996 in Gada, a village in the Chhatarpur district. He belonged to a poor family and completed his schooling till 8th grade. He began walking 5 km to reach Ganj for his studies and after completing his 12th grade, he achieved a BA degree. According to reports, he started worshipping and serving Lord Hanuman and learnt the Ramayan and Baghavad Gita with help of his grandfather, Baghwandas Garg.
People began posting his videos of his court on social media and he soon became popular. He goes from place to place to narrate Ram Katha and inspires people to worship Lord Hanuman. Pandit Dhirendra Shashtri is not only popular in his native village, but also abroad. He went to the UK to narrate Ram Katha in front of British Parliamentarians and the local Indian Community.
While seems to have a clean image, he has been embroiled in controversies. When Hindu processions during Ram Navami were pelted, he asked the Hindus to unite as disunited Hindus would suffer immensely. He further asked the Hindus to bulldoze the houses of the stone pelters.
What Twitter Has To Say?
— Ramesh Ghunawat Lalsot (@RameshLalsot) August 15, 2022
जितना हो सके झूठ बोलो उतना महान बनोगे जितना झूठ प्रवचन दोगे उतना महान बनोगे , जितना झूठी कहानी गढ़ होगे झूठी प्रवचन कहोगे उतना महान बनोगे क्योंकि प्रवचन सुनने वालों में ज्ञान विज्ञान का या शिक्षा से उन्हें कोई मतलब नहीं है जितनी झूठी कहानियां गढ़होगे उतना महान होंगे, मनुवाद 😆
— Rajesh ajay (@rajeshajay554) August 15, 2022
कभी-कभार अग्रेजी मे भी बातचीत होती है pic.twitter.com/jNnQVEZ15q
— rafi ahmad (@rafiraghouli) August 15, 2022
तुम लोग इसीलिए हमेशा ही रेले गई हो ,
अरे मूर्ख महाराज " चुटकुला " नाम सुना है कभी ?
ये वही चीज है
— मधुकर सिंह चौहान (@Madhukarsinghc1) August 15, 2022
किसी वक्तव्य का अंश काट कर अपने मनोनुकूल प्रयोग आपकी मानसिक तुच्छता प्रदर्शित करता है । कहे गए वाक्य विनोद में बात को समझाने का जरिया मात्र होगा मेरे हिसाब से। लेकिन आपके इस कार्य से सनातन विरोधी दुर्गंध आ रही है ,जो एकता से भयभीत है। आपसे इस तरह के प्रयोग लंबे समय से हो रहे हैं।
— Anupam Dubey (@AnupamD32221865) August 16, 2022
मैने रावण जी से पूछा उन्होंने बोला की ये आदमी झूठ बोल रहा है कोई बात नही हुई है इससे 😂
— Md Daud (@mddaud_33) August 15, 2022
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References: Webdunia (Hindi)