Devotees Across Odisha Celebrate Mahashivratri With Gusto

Bhubaneswar: Devotees thronged to different Shiva shrines across the state to worship Lord Shiva on the auspicious day of Mahashivratri.

Famous shrines like Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar, Chandrasekhar temple at Kapilash in Dhenkanal, Gupteswar temple in Koraput, Ladu Baba temple in Nayagarh, Akhandalamani in Bhadrak and Loknath in Puri have started witnessing huge crowd right from early morning on Friday.

Outside the Lingaraj temple, devotees were seen in serpentine queues to pay obeisance to the Lord. Several among the devotees were on fast.

In view of the large congregation of devotees at Lingaraj Temple, the Commissionerate Police had issued an advisory to ensure smooth flow of traffic near the temple during the festivities. The temple administration too had made special arrangements to ensure timely conduct of all rituals on the occasion.

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