Shivratri celebrated with religious fervour in city
City is bustling with the preparations for the various programmes organised to observe Mahashivratri. The various historical Shiv temples in city are witnessing beeline queues of the devotees for the darshan of lord Shiva.
Coincidentally, this year Mahashivratri is being celebrated on Monday – day marked to worship Lord Shiva. Many astrologist are staking the day lucky, as lord Shiva is also known as Somnath and is said that Monday i.e. Somwaar is the day to worship lord Shiva, said a prominent astrologer.
Several temples like Kalyanehswar, Pataleshwar Mandir, Shri Siddarudh Shiv Mandir, Narmadeshwar Mahadev Mandir, have organised maha-aarti along with Laghurudrabhishek and many religious activities.
Shiv Temples in various localities of the city celebrated the occasion by organising poojas and distributing prasads throughout the day.
According to the sources, devotees will also be visiting the different crematorium located in the city. Mahashivratri is the only day when the families visit the shamshaan ghat to offer their prayers to Lord Shiva. The rituals are to be continued overnight with some of the temples holding bhajans, kirtans and other religious programmes.