Committee to investigate Lord Balabhadra's Pahandi incident in Puri

Prameyanews English

Published By : Prameya News Bureau | July 10, 2024 IST

Puri, July 10: Expressing concern over the mishap during the Pahandi bije (carrying the deity in a procession) of  Lord Balabhadra in Puri, Gajapati Maharaja and president of Sri Jagannath Temple Managing Committee Dibyasingha Deb has ordered a thorough probe into the incident. In the Shree Jagannath Temple Managing Committee meeting, a committee has been set up to investigate the incident. 

The committee comprises a Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent, and Development Administrator. A thorough investigation will be conducted, and the report will be submitted after Niladri Bije, said SJTA Chief Administrator Vir Vikram Yadav.

"The incident has deeply saddened and shocked us all. Following the investigation, appropriate actions will be taken to understand how and why such an incident occurred. The servitors involved have been duly instructed. There were significant concerns regarding the number of servitors present during the pahandi bije and on the chariot. A comprehensive investigation will follow after Niladri Bije. Everyone must exercise caution to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future”, said Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb.

Worth mentioning, during the 'Adapa Bije Pahandi' ceremony following the Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha, several servitors were injured when Lord Balabhadra's idol fell on them. The incident occurred as the deities were being transferred from their chariots to the Adapa Mandap of the Gundicha temple on Tuesday evening. Specifically, while moving Lord Balabhadra's idol from the Taladhwaja chariot using the temporary ramp, Charamala, it slipped and caused injuries to several servitors. The injured were promptly taken to Puri hospital for treatment.

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