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‘Rukuna Rath’, the chariot of Lord Lingaraj in state capital had to be stopped for today

Bhubaneswar24/3/18: Pulling of ‘Rukuna Rath’, the chariot of Lord Lingaraj in state capital had to be stopped for today after the chariot’s rope snapped thrice.

The authorities decided to cancel the chariot pulling for today due to shortage of ropes.

The chariot has been stationed near Mukteswar temple in Bhubaneswar and the chariot pulling will resume tomorrow at 2 pm, informed the Lord Lingaraj temple administration.

Meanwhile, thousands of devotees who had gathered to witness the pulling of Rukuna Rath, expressed their disappointment following the halt in chariot pulling.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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