Bhubaneswar: The Rukuna rath, whose pulling resumed yesterday, stopped midway again and has not yet reached its destination.
According to sources in the temple administration, the cart stopped rolling again as devotees failed to pull the Chariot to Mausi Maa temple despite their effort.
The chariot pulling is scheduled to resume today. However, the obstacles in the ritual have triggered disappointment among the devotees.
Notably, the chariot pulling resumed yesterday after the Chariot rolled only 150 metre but stopped midway near Badheibanka on its way to Mausi Maa temple on Saturday.
On the auspicious day of Ashokastami, the pulling of the Rukuna Rath had begun from Lingaraj Temple and was scheduled to end at Mausi Maa temple.