Rituals restart at Lingaraj temple


Bhubaneswar: After 3-day long disruption, rituals at Lingaraj temple today resumed after settling the dispute among servitors of two sects over Maha Baruni Snana ritual.

The conflict between servitor groups finally ended after the interference of Bhubaneswar ADM Manoj Kumar Mohanty, who held a meeting to resolve the issue today.

The ADM also warned the servitors during the meeting to prevent such disturbances which halts the rituals at the famed Lingaraj temple.

It has been also decided that any servitor need to inform the temple trust board regarding their grievance should notify in written format before eight days, so that the authorities will initiate to resolve the matter reported by the complainant.

Earlier, the daily rituals at the 11th century shrine witnessed a halt following a standoff between two groups of servitors.

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