Rituals were delayed in Srimandir but deities were not deprived of bhog: Odisha Law Min

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena on Wednesday clarified that rituals in Puri Srimandir were delayed; however, the deities were not deprived of bhog.

While informing the state Assembly about the much-hyped delay in rituals and non-service of bhog to the deities in Puri Srimandir, Jena said, “There was delay in rituals in Puri Srimandir but the deities were not deprived of bhog. The deities were offered Gopal Ballav Bhog and Sakala Dhupa on time on April 16.”

He also claimed that the media reports on the same were false.

Jena’s statement came after both Congress and BJP repeatedly disrupted the house over the alleged delay of rituals for two consecutive days. They had demanded the Minister’s clarification on the matter.

Congress Chief Whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati had earlier today warned to disrupt the proceedings of Odisha Assembly and said that he won’t allow the House to function properly until the state government restored normalcy in rituals of Puri Jagannath temple.

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