When the lord falls ill, the MP city temple will remain closed for fifteen days
Panna (Madhya Pradesh): We never heard that God himself may have fallen ill, but a strange incident happened in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh. Lord Jagannath Swami of Panna fell ill with heatstroke and as a result the temple doors were closed for the next 15 days.
Expert Manish Mishra said that there is an ancient temple of Lord Jagannath Swami in the district where Lord Jagannath Swami lives with his sister Subhadra and brother Balabhadra. There is a centuries-old tradition of celebrating the Rath Yatra in the district. But before the Rath Yatra, the Lord fell ill with heat stroke. It is believed that Lord Jagannath fell ill while bathing in the sun.
On Tuesday morning, the Lord’s Bath rituals were performed. Lord Jagannath was taken out of the sanctum sanctorum of the temple and bathed in medicinal water while chanting Vedic mantras. As part of the tradition, the Lord fell ill. With this, the historical festival of Rath Yatra also started.
Jagannath Swami temple priest Rakesh Goswami says the tradition of giving medicine by Vaidya is also followed daily until the Lord is healed. During this time, the doors of the temple will remain closed for worshipers.
Devotees also pray for Lord Jagannath Swami’s improved health.
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