Puri:15/6/20: The Patitapabana Bana atop the famous Lord Jagannath temple here blown away due to heavy rain in the district today.
The incident triggered panic among people as well as devotees, who termed Patitapabana Bana’s snapping off as ‘inauspicious’.
This apart, rainwater also created waterlogging around the shrine.
According to the details, the Patitapabana Bana (prime flag) was among several other holy flags fixed atop Srimandir. The flag snapped off after a strong wind blew over the centuries-old temple during cloudy weather.
This year, the Patitapabana Bana had caught fire for the first time recently amid the coronavirus pandemic situation.