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Ayodhya case: A Hindu idol is considered as a juristic person, Senior Counsel Parasaran tells SC

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Ayodhya case: A Hindu idol is considered as a juristic person, Senior Counsel Parasaran tells SC

On the fourth day hearing in Ramjanambhoomi-Ayodhya land dispute case, Senior Adv K Parasaran appearing for Ram Lalla Virajman told the apex court that Hindus do not worship Gods in any definite form, they worship them as the divine incarnation which does not have any form and the Hindus worshipped Lord Ram before the deity was placed and the temple was built.

Parasaran said that one such example is the temple of Kedarnath which does not has an idol.

Parasaran further submitted before the constitution bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi, and Justices SA Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer: “A Hindu idol is considered as a juristic person and is capable of holding property as a legal person. A juridical person is a corporate person. The deity is treated as a living being and is considered as the master of the house in the same way as servants treat their masters. The concept of idol worship came only to enable concentration, however what is important is the deity and not the image or its form. There is a Parikrama marg where the people used to do parikrama and there was no idol. This may lead to the inference that the parikrama was for the whole Janmasthan.”

The court was hearing a batch of petitions on the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya.

—India Legal Bureau

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