Ten Horrible Temple Stampedes in India

History of stampede in India is quite old, A stampede were took place during the first MahaKumbh Mela in Allahabad. After the Independence on February 3, 1954 Over 800 people were died and more then 100 were injured in the Mahakumbh Mela. Over the past few decade,Temple stampedes have become more worst in India, and have claimed more then 1000 lives. Stampedes at temples and other religious places of India are cause of negligence,panicking or things mistaken by people. The necessary precautions and permissions from local police or municipality authority should be taken before the gathering also the Police and public itself has to ensure better organization of festival.

Stampede in Junagadh: 6 dead, 30 hurt at Junagadh temple stampede during the Mahashivratri fair at Bhavnath temple in Junagadh in Gujarat. At least 9 lakh people were gathered for the annual five-day fair of Mahashivaratri mela at Pagnala near Damdodar Kund.

Stampede in Haridwar: Haridwar stampede took place on 8 Nov 2011 and at least 22 people were crushed to death and many others injured during a ceremony in near Har-ki-Pauri ghat close to the holy river Gange.


Stampede in Madhya Pradesh: On March 27 at least eight devotees were crushed to death and 10 seriously injured in a stampede at a temple in the remote Karila village in Madhya Pradesh. Another stampede at a religious fair at Ashok Nagar town and a stampede which took place during a religious ceremony in Ratlam district. Stampede-in-Madhya-Pradesh

Stampede in Sabarimala: During an annual pilgrimage a human stampede occurred on 14 January 2011 at the Sabarimala shrine in Kerala. It is one of the worst recorded accident of its kind in India,killing 106 pilgrims and injuring about 100 more.


Rajasthan Temple Stampede: More than 120 were killed and over 200 got injured in a stampede at the hill top Chamunda Devi temple in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur city on September 30, 2008. The worst tragedie took place when pilgrims gathered to celebrate the Navaratra festival.


Pratapgarh Stampede: March 4, 2010 about 63 people were killed and 100 over injured when this incident took place at Ram Janki Temple in Uttar Pradesh. 10,000 of people were gathered to collect the free clothes and food on the death anniversary of wife of Kripalu Maharaj when an unfinished temple gate fell which may led a panic among the crowd and to the stampede.


Stampede in Himachal Temple: A worst human stampede occurred on 3 August 2008 at the famous Hindu temple of Naina Devi in state of Himachal Pradesh. Over 160 people died and more the 400 were got injured when a rain shelter collapsed and mistakenly took to be a landslide by people.

Stampede in Orissa: The annual Jagannath Yatra in Puri took life of 6 people and injured 12 in July 2008. During the auspicious day of Jagannath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and His siblings in Puri,Over 10 lakh devotees a stampede took place and that worst stampedes claimed life of six people.

Maharashtra Temple Stampede: During a religious fair at Mandher Devi temple near Wai in Satara district of western Maharashtra on January 26, 2005 the stampede broke out and at least 350 people were killed and over 200 injured.

Stampede at Nashik: On the world famous Kumbh Mela held at Nashik on August 27, 2003 40 pilgrims were killed and 125 others were injured when a stampede occurred during the holy bath in the holy river Godavari. Thousand of pilgrims came to the banks of river Godavari in Nashik for holy bath during Kumbh Mela.
In the recent year of 2013 during the Maha Kumbh Mela of 2013 on Mauni Amavasya at Allahabad station around 6:45 pm, another worst stampede took place due to falling of a foot bridge and cost the life of 36 people.  Its another biggest stampede in the history of Kumbh Mela Festival.

Another worst temple stampede in the history of India, occurred on Sunday morning  of 13-Oct-2013 at Ratangarh temple in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh. As per news over 75 pilgrims including children were killed and more than 100 injured.


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