Puri Rath Yatra: Lord Balabhadra slips on ‘Charamala’ during Pahandi

Puri: In an unfortunate turn of events, Lord Balabhadra slipped on the ‘Charamala’ (makeshift stairs) while being taken off His Taladhwaja chariot to the ‘Adapa Mandap’ of Gundicha temple in ‘goti pahandi’ on Tuesday.

After certain rituals on the chariots were completed, the ‘Pahandi’ ritual began. After Lord Sudarshan, Lord Balabhadra was being taken to ‘Adapa Mandap’ in ‘Pahandi’. While coming down on the ‘Charamala’, Lord Balabhadra slipped. However, the servitors immediately managed to bring Him back to His earlier position.

In the mishap, around seven servitors were said to have suffered injuries and were rushed to the hospital. Two servitors have suffered fractures in their fingers in the incident.

Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi has expressed his concern over the incident and directed Law Minister Prithviraj Harichandan to rush to Puri to take stock of the situation. He has also told the officials to ensure necessary treatment of the injured servitors.

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