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Servitor groups at loggerheads:Lord Lingaraj continues to remain in hunger

10/08/2022 at 8:02 PM

Bhubaneswar,Aug 10: Lord Lingaraj, the presiding deity of Ekamra Kshetra Bhubaneswar continues to remain in hunger for the second consecutive day as the dispute between two groups of servitors remained unresolved so far.

According to reports, the dispute between servitors of Puja Panda and Badu Nijog erupted during the yesterday afternoon. Consequently rituals of Lord Lingaraj, scheduled in the evening was in a grinding halt at the temple.

Similarly,the rituals on Wednesday were also affected as the dispute was not amicably settled among the servitors. As a result, the Lord Lingaraj was not served bhogs which are offered before the deity during the morning, day and evening.

Discussions between the two groups of servitors are underway to resolve the misunderstanding amicably and resume normalcy in performing the traditional rituals in the shrine, said an official of the Lingaraj temple administration.

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