Mrunal Manmay Dash

Bhubaneswar: Tension brewed among the servitors of Lingaraj Temple after an e-Commerce firm was reportedly found selling the holy ‘Abadha’ of the temple through online mode.

The ‘Brahman Nijog Samiti’ of the Lingaraj Temple lodged a complaint in connection with the case at the Lingaraj Police Station in Bhubaneswar.

As per reports, an e-Commerce website named Tashukeru, had recently announced to provide Abadha from Lingaraj temple and Anant Vasudev Temple in Bhubaneswar to anybody who orders the same in the Twin Cities.

However, dissatisfaction grew among the servitors after they reportedly found flyers of Tashukeru delivering Abadha alongside Chicken, Fish, Prawn and Meat, so much so that, Biranchi Narayan Pati, the Secretary of Brahmana Nijog Samiti wrote to the police to stop the sale of the prasad and termed the act as 'blasphemy'.

“We demand immediate arrest of the offender who is selling Abadha of Lord Lingaraj in an unauthorized manner,” said, Pati.

The development comes just days after Puri Shree Jagannath Temple and some servitors of the 12th-century shrine lodged a case against e-Commerce giant Amazon following reports over alleged unauthorised sale of “Nirmalya Mahaprasad” of Lord Jagannath through online.

A case has already been registered in connection with the incident at Puri Singhadwar Police Station. Puri-based lawyers’ association has also reportedly sent a legal notice to Amazon India CEO while giving him 20 days time to reply on the matter.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)