Recently, Dwarka Shankaracharya, Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati stirred controversy by claiming that since Shirdi Sai was a human and that there are no mention of him any Hindu scripture, he shouldn't be worshipped.
Is there any basis for his allegation? Does Hindu scriptures prohibits worship of humans?
Is a seer right in issuing a carpet ban on worship of a 'god' on this basis?
Reference: Times of India
With the minimal understanding of Hinduism I have, what Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati said is not fair.
Hindu Pantheon was never static but fluid and very dynamic. Our concept of gods were very different in vedic times, which included Indra, Agni, Mithra, Varuna and other Rigvedic deities.
Later, the concept of god shifted from these gods to the gods which we know, right now i.e. the Trimurty (Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma) and various incarnations of Vishnu, Sons of Shiva and Shakti. Rigveda doesn't have mention of these gods, rather later wikipedia.org Puranas were entirely dedicated to them, which made up the myth base for these gods.