Fire breaks out at Akhandalamani temple in Bhadrak, valuable assets of deity gutted

Bhadrak: Valuable items worth lakhs belonging to the deity was gutted in a massive fire which broke out at Baba Akhandalamani temple at Aradi here last night.

The blaze came to light after some security personnel deployed near the storeroom of the temple found smokes billowing out of it late last night at around 1 am.

While all the servitors had left the temple post completion of rituals at around 11 pm, the security personnel first tried to contain the flames and later called up Dhamnagar fire brigade office for help.

Till the fire tenders reached the temple and doused the flames by teaming up with the servitors, valuable assets of Lord Akhandalamani including utensils, clothes and grocery items had been lost to the fire.

However, the servitors and fire officials managed to prevent the fire from spreading to the main temple.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

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