Servitor falls off chariot during Rukuna Rath Jatra

KalingaTV News Network

Bhubaneswar: A servitor fell off the chariot minutes after the famous Rukuna Rath Jatra of Lord Lingaraj resumed here today.

According to reports, a servitor identified as Narasingha Khuntia, the Dahuka of the Rukuna Rath, fell off the chariot at Badheibanka Chhak just minutes after devotees pulled the chariot with great spirit. He was rushed to the Capital Hospital for treatment. The chariot pulling was delayed for some hours following the incident.

Notably, pulling of ‘Rukuna Rath’ had to be stopped yesterday after the rope of the chariot snapped thrice. Following which hundreds of devotees had to return with great disappointment.

As per the decision by the Lingaraj temple authorities, the pulling of chariot resumed this afternoon and arrived at the Mausima temple, its destination.

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