Puri, July 2: Miscreants allegedly vandalised more than 20 chulhas (mud ovens) inside kitchen area of Gundicha temple on Saturday.
The incident took place a day after the world famous Rath Yatra. District administration officials have started an investigation into the incident.
As the three deities are now on the Adapa Mandap of the Gundicha temple, the Mahaprasad is cooked on the temple premises as the main temple has been closed till the return of the Trinity.
The incident has triggered massive resentment among thousands of devotees and temple servitors.
Earlier in April, more than 40 wood-fired stoves in the kitchen of 12th-century shrine were found vandalised. Police had arrested one person in this connection.