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Shocking! Large number of razor blades found inside Lingaraj temple

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Bhubaneswar: The volunteers were shocked to find a large number of razor blades inside the campus of the Lingaraj temple here.

The razor blades were noticed while the volunteers of various organisations were cleaning the temple premises after the kanwariyas left the shrine following offering holy water on Lord Lingaraj on Monday.

The volunteers were hurt with the sharp razor blades while removing the wastes like plastic items, flowers and accessories brought by the kanwariyas along with holy water for worshipping the Lord during the Hindu month of Shravan.

Sources said that the kanwariyas used to bring razor blades with them to use it for cutting the items attached to the bamboo sticks and throw the sharp blades on the premises of the temple after worship.

In view of the incident, social activist Sushant Sahoo demanded the Lingaraj temple administration for prohibition of plastics and razor blades into the shrine.