Bhubaneswar, Oct 27: Rituals in Bhubaneswar Lingaraj Temple which were stopped for over three days for the disagreement among the servitors have been resumed on Friday.
Following the intervention and warning of the Endowment Commission the rituals were performed in the afternoon by the Pujapanda and Brahman Nijog servitors.
Sources said that the daily rituals of Lord Lingaraj was stopped from Wednesday after a land-related dispute between three Nijogs associated with the Lingaraj Temple took an ugly turn. Following this, Lord Lingaraj and the side deities were left starved as the servitors engaged for puja and other rituals stopped doing their duties.
Being aware of the stalemate, the Temple Trust Board and the Endowment Commission took stock of the matter and tried to redress the issues through an amicable discussion. However, the stalemate continued due to the noncooperation of the servitors. Meanwhile, the Endowment served individual notices to the unruly servitors to join their duties and warmed them of dire consequences. Acting on it, the servitors resumed the rituals of the Lord at about 1 PM and assured the Temple Trust Board to continue their services properly. However, the land dispute which was the apple of discord among the servitors is yet to be addressed, the sources added.