Devotees suffer as paved ground at Puri Srimandir gets too hot to walk 

Devotees visiting Puri's Srimandir face discomfort as the inadequately carpeted grounds become extremely hot, causing pain and difficulty, especially for children and the elderly.

Devotees walking barefoot around Puri Srimandir  

The absence of adequate carpeting around Srimandir in Puri has compounded the woes of the devotees who have to walk barefeet on the piping hot surface to have darshan of the deities. To get relief from the torture of the sizzling hot paved ground, they can be seen jumping and running to avoid prolonged contact of their feet with the ground.

When they find a patch of shade, they stand still for a moment before running to the next safe place.