Report by Smaranika Nanda, Bhubaneswar (Odisha):
A rumor triggered panic across Orissa and forced the women in the state to throng to Shiva Temples to seek the blessing of Lord Shiva to save their sons. It's not clear from where the rumour started, but it put the state on a high alert . It started as a newborn baby speaks out just after his birth.
He stood up, spoke out and asked all parents to worship Lord Shiva to save their sons from any evil. And, he died immediately. Some said it occurred in SCB Medical College, Cuttack. They just know one things - visit the Shiva Temple and seek the Lord's blessing by offering prayers, coconut and lighting lamps .There has been a mad rush among women across all Shiva Temples throughts the state. The atmosphere looks like 'Mahashivratri' festival.
The coastal districts are witnessing a big buzz with the latest rumour. But it is believed that other parts of the state are also not free from this mad rush among the women to seek Lord Shiva's blessing to save their sons. Most of the peoples contacted over telephone to the media houses and daily news paper offices.
One Ranjan Kumar Gochhayat from Jagatsinghpur contacted over phone to Orissadiary correspondent to know its truthness. Another Bijaya Kumar Beura from Cuttack S.C.B. Medical College and hospital contacted orissadiary correspondent over phone and wanted to know about this. Many peoples from Bhubaneswar capital city also contacted Orissadiary.COM to know about the fact and wanted to whether it was a rumour or true.