List of human stampedes in Hindu temples

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The List of Human stampedes in Hindu Temples / Holy Places in India includes:

Human stampedes in Hindu Temples in India
Location Date Killed Injured
Puttingal Devi temple Kollam Kerala 10 April 2016 106 383
Ujjain Simhastha Mela, MP [1] 5 May 2016 10+ 100+
Kumbh Mela, Haridwar March 1820 430 1000+
Kumbh Mela, Haridwar March 1986 50 200+
Kumbh Mela, Allahabad January 1840 50+ 100+
Kumbh Mela, Allahabad January 1906 50+ 100+
Kumbh Mela, Allahabad January 1986 50+ 100+
Rajmundary Godavari Pushkar mela AP 14 July 2015 29 60
Chitrakoot Satna MP 25 August 2014 10 60+
Ratangarh Mata Temple, Datia, MP[2][3][4] 13 October 2013 115 110+
Allahabad Kumbh mela Railway Station 10 February 2013 36 50+
Bijasan Devi Salkanpur MP 21 October 2012 3 35
Satsang, Deoghar, Jharkhand[5] 24 September 2012 12 30
Hussain Tekri Ratlam MP 14 Jan 2012 12
Sabarimala, Kerala[6] 15 January 2011 102 100+[citation needed]
Kripalu Maharaj Ashram, Kunda, UP[7] 4 March 2010 63 74
Naina Devi temple, Himachal Pradesh[8][9] 3 August 2008 146 150
Naina Devi temple, Himachal Pradesh[10] 3 August 1978 65 [citation needed]
Chamunda Devi temple, Jodhpur, Rajasthan[11][12][13] 30 September 2008 224 425+
Karila Devi Temple Ashok Nagar MP 27 March 2008 9 30+
Mandher Devi temple, Satara, Maharashtra[9] 25 January 2005 291 600+[citation needed]
Sharda Devi Maihar MP 17 November 2001 5 22
Sabarimala, Kerala[6] 14 January 1999 52 200+[citation needed]
Ujjain, MP and Haridwar, Uttarakhand[14][15] 15 July 1996 60 75
Mahamaham tank, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu[16] 18 February 1992 48+ 74[citation needed]
Kumbh Mela, Allahabad, UP[17][18][19] 3 February 1954 500–800+ 100–2000+
Kumbh Mela, Nashik[20][21] 27 August 2003 39 57
Jagannath Puri, Orissa[22] 3 July 2008 6 15
Makar Sankranti, Gangasagar mela, W.Bengal[23] 14 January 2010 7 9
Kumbh Mela, Haridwar, Uttarakhand[24] 14 April 2010 7 17
Kumbh Mela, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 10 February 2013 36 39


Deaths in Hindu Temples, holy place or while going to it, because of Natural Disaster, terrorist attack etc., other than above list of Human stampedes.
Location Date Killed Injured
Ratangarh Mata Temple, Datia, MP[25] 1 October 2006 56 200+[citation needed]
2013 KedarNath Temple, UttarAkhanda 14 June 2013 6,000+ 10,000+
Raghunath Temple attack, Jammu 30 March 2002 11 20+
Raghunath Temple attack, Jammu 24 November 2002 13 50+
Akshardham Temple attack, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 24 September 2002 33 80+
Ram Janmabhoomi attack, Ayodhya, UP 5 July 2005 3+ 5+
Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple attack, Varanasi, UP 7 March 2006 3+ 50+

References[edit]

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