Kollam, Kerala: The Puttingal Devi temple based at Paravoor, in Kollam, a week after a huge fire disaster is opened for Darshan early in the Sunday morning. It was last Sunday, this around hundred- years old temple had experienced a huge fire tragedy when there was a festival in which firework show was organized and that fireworks had took the huge fire nature and a number of 114 people were left dead with over 300 people to face serious injuries.
Unnikrishnan Namboothiri- the chief priest (Tantri) in the temple has opened the temple for darshan today at about 4 PM in the morning time. Moreover, while so, as the temple is opened for darshan, a large number of people gathered around the temple and they were to offer prayers in the temple.
Moreover, it is also notable that there is long- age practice in connection with the said temple, that the temple is reopen after seven days to the day on which the festival ends. That festival was to end with the offering of the firework display show on the final day of the ‘Meena Bharani’ festival. However, this practice of reopening the temple on the seventh day is controversial as there are differences in the view.
But, as per the sources from the Temple, the said temple was reopened after having consultations with all concerned.
It was seen that the last week, exactly on last Sunday, at about 3.30 AM, while there was ongoing festival, there was a huge firework show, and suddenly fire caught in the storeroom and people witnessed the huge explosion in the vicinity.
The huge explosion resulted in the huge homicide as there were 114 people reportedly killed in the said tragedy and also hundreds of others were injured. The hospitals in the locality were full of patients and even the experts were also asked to visit the hospitals.
Meanwhile, it was also seen that the Police officials registered the case of attempt to murder and other offences against the 6 persons, who also included the members of the temple managing committee, etc.