Earrings of deity missing from Jagannath Temple

Last Updated: Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 16:08

Puri: Two silver earrings of Lord Ganesh were found missing from Sri Jagannath temple premises here on Saturday.

"Two earrings of Lord Ganesh weighing about 250 gram are missing," Bhagaban Panda, the priest in-charge of the deity, said.

A complaint had been lodged with the Singhadwar polic station and investigation was on with the help of forensic team, police said.
Lord Ganesh temple formed part of several smaller ones encircling the main temple known in local parlance as `Bhittar Bedha`, located on the southern gate of the 12th
century shrine.

Though all smaller temples and the main shrine remain closed during night hours, temple guards along with armed police man all the four gates of the edifice round-the-clock.

However, it baffled many as to how the ornaments could be taken away without breaking the lock and why other silver ornaments of the deity were spared.

The silver earrings were donated to the Lord by a devotee about 10 years ago.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 16:08

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