The yajna that started today will continue till June 28, coinciding with the Bahuda Yatra of Lord Jagannath and His siblings. On that day, the ‘Purnahuti’ ritual will be performed and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will lay the foundation stone of the project.
While the artisans are busy giving final touches to the chariot of Lord Lingaraj, the work is believed to completed by 8 pm today.
The cancellation of the yatra prompted the temple trust board to convene an emergency meeting.
As per the timetable, the scheduled time for lifting Mahadipa was 10 pm. But it got delayed by more than three hours.
Member of the Lok Sabha, Aparajita Sarangi expressed discontent over the issue and attributed the delay to the Odisha government and administration’s negligence.
As part of safety arrangements, special barricades, crowd control measures and other preparations were made for smooth darshan of devotees at the shrines.
Minister Ashok Chandra Panda reached the temple and held a discussion with the servitors regarding the delay in rituals.
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The mahadeepa of Lord Lingaraj will be raised atop the temple at around 10 pm on Maha Shivratri. A decision in this regard was taken during a preparatory meeting held on Tuesday.
Kora Khai, a kind of sweet prepared by mixing fried paddy with jaggery and other ingredients, is Lord Lingaraj’s first ‘Ballabh Bhog’.
Lack of cooperation between the servitors, temple administration and district administration are said to be the reasons why such disputes are arising time and again, forcing the Lord to go hungry.
Brahmana Nijog accused the Badu Nijog of not cooperating to resume the temple rituals.
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The British era viewing tower, named after then Viceroy of India Lord Curzon, offers a grand view of the majestic Lingaraj temple and serves as an ideal place to frame pictures of the shrine complex.
It being the capital city of Odisha, it is well connected by air, rail and road. The distance between the Biju Patnaik International Airport and the railway station is just 2.8 kilometres.
The member secretary of NMA directed that the works may be executed under the supervision of ASI to mitigate any adverse impact to the protected monuments.
Later, the ‘roshaghara’ was consecrated and fresh prasad was prepared causing delay in the rituals at the temple, sources informed, adding that, the intruder has been detained by the Lingaraj police.
The suspension of the rituals following a dispute between two servitor groups had forced the Lord to go hungry.
The servitors feel the temple administration has an important role to play in solving the disagreement between them and make way for the celebration of Sital Sasthi Jatra of Lord Lingaraj.
This year, Chandan Yatra is being publicly celebrated after two years of tight Covid restrictions. The divine boat rides are happening every evening, and will continue till 24th May.