Puri (SunstarTV Bureau): On Saturday with an unfortunate incident happened inside Puri Shrimandir premises after witnessing a devotee falling unconscious following the darshan of Lord Jagannath.
The deceased has been identified as Manoharlal Raikuar.
After he fell unconscious was immediately rushed to the Puri District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) where doctors declared him brought dead.
However, the reason behind the death is yet to be known. But it has been suspected that the man might have died on heart attack, said the Puri DHH doctor.
Meanwhile, the ritual inside the temple has not been impacted due to incident.
Earlier today morning a special ritual of the deities Maha Snana Niti (Purification bath) was conducted at the Srimandir after blood stains were spotted inside the temple Bhitara Katha- the last point of entry for devotees.
According to reports, servitors spotted blood stain inside the temple in the morning and informed the temple management immediately following which purification bath of the deities was performed as spotting human blood stains in the holy shrine is considered to be a bad omen.
Srimandir Temple Administration (STA) sources said the morning ritual of the Trinity got delayed because of the special ritual.
Earlier in 2018, general darshan at Srimandir had been restricted for around two hours after a servitor sustained injuries after he accidentally fell down inside the Garbha Gruha (sanctum sanctorum).