May be superstition, but no inquiry of Kala Academy purification: Gaude


Kala Academy chairman and Art & Culture Minister Govind Gaude has admitted that the Hom performed in Kala Academy after Manohar Parrikar’s funeral could be a superstition, but has requested people to respect sentiments of the staffers who performed it. He has also refused to conduct inquiry by denying that it was Shanti or Shuddhikaran, which means purification. A controversy had arisen over Kala Academy staffers performing a ritual with a Hom on Saturday, because former chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s mortal remains were kept in the complex.