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ALLAHABAD, INDIA, January 20, 2001: After attempting to organize an event where the next Sansad would be inaugurated, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad was left with a no-show by the established dharmacharyas. Thirteen major akharas refused to attend the Dharam Sansad, meeting of saints, aimed at discussing issues facing the Hindu world. Relenting somewhat in the final moments, the Akhara Parishad did allow 3 or 4 members to attend, but no Shankaracharyas were present. In the background, heads of the various monastic orders and ashrams met on their own to bring about a workable solution or strategy.