Former Indian cricketer Chetan Chauhan has said that Lord Hanuman was a sportsman who is worshipped by many sportspersons even today and his caste should not be discussed, as reported by ANI.
“I believe that he (Lord Hanuman) was a sportsman who use to wrestle with his enemies. All the sportsmen of our country worship him as they require power and energy like him to emerge victorious. The players do not worship him because of his caste. There is no caste of a Saint, there is no caste of a mystic and in the same way, we believe in Hanuman Ji. I consider him as God, I do not want him to get associated with some sought of caste,” said Chauhan.
UP Min & Former India cricketer Chetan Chauhan in Amroha yesterday: Hanuman ji kushti ladte the, khiladi bhi the, jitne bhi pehlwan log hain unki pooja karte hain, main unko wahi manta hun, humare isht hain, bhagwan ki koi jaati nahi hoti. Main unko jaati main nahi baantna chahta pic.twitter.com/Q1lburIFMu
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 23, 2018
The row over Lord Hanuman’s caste was sparked after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s comment on Lord Hanuman while campaigning for the assembly polls in Rajasthan last month.
“Bajrang Bali (Hanuman) is such a god that he is a forest-dweller, lives in the mountains. Dalits, deprived, he takes everyone along, from east to west, north to south, and unites them all,” Yogi Adityanath said.
And just before Chetan Chauhan, Laxmi Narayan, an MLA from the Yogi Adityanath cabinet, has said that Hanuman is a Jat.
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