In the case of Madhusudan Pujapanda v. State of Odisha in a civil Writ Petition through Public Interest Litigation for the issuance of any necessary writ or directive for proper crowd control, including the scheduling of Darshan from Argali. A claim was made that the Alarnatha Temple is a Hindu shrine to Vishnu that is situated in Brahmagiri, Odisha, close to Puri. When worshippers are forbidden from viewing the main symbol of Jagannath in the Puri temple during the Krishna Paksha of Ashadha, it gets congested. The sibling deities Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath, and Devi Subhadra are thought to have been sick after taking the ritual bath on the eve of Snana Purnima and have since returned to Anasara Ghara in the Shree Jagannath temple. Instead of having darshan in the Puri temple during this time, which is known as Anasara, devotees believe that Lord Jagannath appears as Alarnath Dev at the Alarnatha temple in Brahmagiri. It is also thought that by receiving the darshan of Lord Amarnath, devotees can receive the same benefits and fortune as receiving the darshan of Jagannath. So, in light of the sizable audience, the petitioner requested guidelines for crowd management.
Conclusion of the Court
The District Administration of the Temple received several directives from the Division Bench of the Orissa High Court of Justices S.K. Sahoo and M.S. Raman to facilitate the smooth and tranquil darshan of the deity by the devotees.
The Court ordered the State to submit an affidavit outlining the efforts the District Administration took to ensure a seamless darshan of the god, which started on June 5 and is scheduled to last for two weeks. The Court further instructed the District Administration and the Temple Administration to implement regulations on the arrangements provided for secure and easy entry and exit from the temple.