Bhubaneswar: The Bollywood queen Kangana Ranaut, best known for her role of Rani Laxmibai in her 2019 movie ‘Manikarnika-The Queen of Jhansi’ paid a visit to Sri Jagannath Temple here on Friday and performed a darshan of the deities.
According to sources, Kangana visited the temple premises in the morning at around 6.15 am and was welcomed by servitor Madhusudan Singhari, who also presented her with a beautiful painting of Lord Jagannath, flag, hruday padaka and bhoga.
The Srimandir servitor Madhusudan Singhari informed that the Bollywood diva had spent around one hour inside the temple by starting with the darshan of Lord Satyanarayan, followed with taking blessing from ‘Mukti Mandap’ and then attended the ‘Mangala Alati’ ritual.
Talking to media, outside the Srimandir, Kangana said “Last year I had wished to perform a darshan of Lord Jagannath and His sibling and also prayed for a visit to the temple this year, which came true today. I am feeling blessed. I prayed for the wellbeing of the world community. I also wish the crew members of my upcoming movie ‘Dhakkad’ who helped me to fulfill my wish of coming here.”
Later, she shared a beautiful post on her Twitter handle by mentioning that the Srimandir is a unique place where Lord Krishna is being worshipped along with His siblings.
“We always see Krishna with Radha or Rukmani(Laxmi) but in Puri Jagannath Lord Krishna is placed with his siblings, Balrama n Subhadra(Arjun’s wife, Abhimanyu’s mom) Pulsating with the energy of his heart chakra whole place has a healing and soothing sweetness to it,enchanted,” she Tweeted.