In a depressing incident, 3 person killed and more than 20 person became injured because of stampede broke out in the Jagannath temple in Puri, Orissa. The stampede occurred when a huge crowd tried to enter the shrine on Saturday morning at 7:30 am.
It was the occasion of ‘Badaosha’ festival in the month of Kartik The devotees were waiting near the ‘Jhulana mandap’ inside the shrine waiting for an inner door to open.
As the door opened, hundreds of devotees quickly rushed in the temple campus and that resulted in the stampede. The devotees blamed the temple authority for the stampede.
They delayed in opening the gate and the crowd gathered on the gate. The accident occurred when the ‘Mangala arati’ ritual was being conducted.
The Sunday is the second to last day of ‘Panchuka’, a five-day period when Hindus avoid non-vegetarian food.