The District Collector reviewed the current status of the hanging bridge during his visit to the shrine
The move came following the collapse of a century-old bridge in Morbi of Gujarat on Sunday killing 135 people.
Section 144 has been clamped at Dhabaleswar shrine in Cuttack for carrying out the repair work of the hanging bridge.The prohibitory was ordered by the local administration a day after the horrific incident of the collapse of a cable suspension bridge in Morbi, Gujarat in which 140 people were killed.
Earlier today, the local administration at Athagarh reduced the capacity of the suspension bridge to the Dhabaleswar shrine. Only 200 devotees were allowed to travel through the bridge at a time and later shut the bridge for one day.
Soon after the horrific bridge tragedy at Morbi in Gujarat on Sunday, local administration at Athagarh in Cuttack district has reduced the capacity on the suspension bridge at famous Dhabaleswar shrine.
Only 200 devotees are being allowed to travel through the bridge to the island shrine at a time.
The famous Dhabaleswar temple of Lord Shiva attracts lakhs of devotees in the month of Shravan
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The ‘Bhoga’ was offered to the lord on the occasion of ‘Bada Osha’ following the completion of a series of rituals amid strict adherence to Covid-19 guidelines
The decision from the administration came in the wake of possible congregation of devotees and general public at the shrine on Diwali.
A decision on whether devotees would be allowed entry to the island shrine during the festive period will also be announced only after the declaration of the new Covid protocols.
Cuttack: Thousands of devotees have thronged Dhabaleswar Temple to have a darshan of Lord Shiva at the shrine located in Athagarh block of the district, on the occasion of ‘Bada Osa’ today. ‘Bada Osa’ holds a special relevance among other fests and is celebrated at different Shiva shrines across the state. It is observed in […]
Cuttack/Puri: The ‘Gaja Bhoga’ and ‘Tarana’ were distributed among devotees at Dhabaleswar Temple in Athagarh today. The prasad was offered to Lord Dhabaleswar in the midnight on Bada Osa yesterday. A large number of devotees have been thronging the temple since morning to witness ‘Harihar Besha’ of the Lord on the fourth day of Panchuka […]
Cuttack: Elaborate security arrangements have been made at Dhabaleswar Temple in Athagarh block of Cuttack district for the ‘Bada Osa’ celebrations tomorrow. The preparations for ‘Gaja Bhoga’ which will be offered to Lord Dhabaleswar on the occasion of Bada Osa are in full swing. As per tradition, the bhoga will be offered to the lord […]
Bolangir: Miscreants looted ornaments and cash from a Shiva temple at Khujenpali under Sadar police limits in Bolangir district. According to sources, the miscreants first looted ornaments and cash from donation boxes kept inside Dhabaleswar Temple and then robbed valuable items from a Durga Temple located in the same premises by breaking its door. As […]