Devotees throng temples on Mahashivratri

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Feb 2018 09:56:54

Staff Reporter

People thronged at various Shiv temples of city on the occasion of Mahashivratri on Tuesday. They made beeline at temples and waited for their turn to worship Lord Shiva. All temples witnessed huge rush of devotees.

It was from early morning hours that devotees have started to go to Shiv temples. They offered flowers and other things to Lord Shiv and sought his blessings. On this occasion, temples were specially decorated. People also took part in other rituals at temples and also performed Rudrabhishek.

Devotees also took part in Shiv Baraat and danced on the beats of drums. Many people wore the masks of ghosts and participated in Shiv Baraat. It is said that along with various gods, ghosts have also taken part in Shiv Baraat.

Large number of people also went to Bhojpur to worship Lord Shiva. In comparison to any other days, Bhojpur witnessed huge rush of devotees. Long queue of devotees was witnessed at Bhojpur from morning till evening hours. Bhojpur temple is ancient temple constructed by Raja Bhoj. This time, Mahashivratri is of two days and hence many people will also observe Mahashivratri on Wednesday as well.