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Ruckus in Odisha Assembly over mismanagement in Jagannath temple

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

The oppositions and on Tuesday created a ruckus in the Assembly over rituals mismanagement in Temple in on Monday, following which the adjourned the house twice.

As the House met for the day, the opposition members rushed to the Speaker's podium and shouted slogans blaming the for the disturbances in temple rituals.

"It is deplorable that the rituals of the deities delayed while thousands of devotees did not get the 'Mahaprasad'. It happened due to the negligence of the concerned authorities," said the of opposition Narasingh Mishra.

MLA Pradeep Purohit said while the servitors are on strike, the is in deep slumber.

He demanded action should be taken over the mismanagement in rituals.

Ruling Satpathy said the government was aware of it and it was taking steps to resolve the issue.

With the delay in rituals, 'Mahaprasad', prepared on Monday, remained unsold due to serious disruption in daily rituals of deities. The unsold 'Prasad' will be dumped in Koili Baikuntha on Tuesday.

The had recently ordered implementation of one of the recommendations of the on Srimandir Reforms that none other than the servitors, who have rituals to perform inside the 'Garbha Gruha' (Sanctum Sanctorum), be allowed beyond the Bhitara Katha.

has requested the servitors to cooperate in the smooth conduct of the temple rituals.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 14:36 IST
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