The priests clashed inside the sanctum sanctorum over the collections from the devotees.
"A priest was hurt. We have registered a case and are taking necessary action," Superintendent of Police Sanjay Kumar said.
The routine rituals were affected after a drop of blood of the injured was found on the floor, temple public relation officer Laxmidhar Pujapanda said.
The rituals resumed after the floor was cleaned and a Maha Snan (a purification ritual) of the deities was performed, he said.
The temple town of Puri is 56 km from state capital Bhubaneswar.
Bhubaneswar: Routine rituals at the Jagannath temple at Puri in Orissa were affected for about an hour Tuesday after a clash between two groups of priests left one injured, an official said.
First Published: Tuesday, October 05, 2010, 20:00