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Mahashivratri 2023: Devotees throng temples across India

Published on Feb 18, 2023 01:34 PM IST
  • Maha Shivratri, meaning 'The Great Night of Shiva', is a Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Shiva. It marks the convergence of the forces of Shiva and Shakti. The duo of Shiva and Shakti is considered to be the epitome of love, power, and togetherness.
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Maha Shivratri, one of the most auspicious Hindu festivals, is being observed across the country today, February 18. From the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi to the Shree Lingaraj temple in Odisha, devotees are thronging the Lord Shiva temples across the country since early Saturday morning on the occasion of Mahashivratri.(HT Photo/Deepak Gupta) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 18, 2023 01:34 PM IST

Maha Shivratri, one of the most auspicious Hindu festivals, is being observed across the country today, February 18. From the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi to the Shree Lingaraj temple in Odisha, devotees are thronging the Lord Shiva temples across the country since early Saturday morning on the occasion of Mahashivratri.(HT Photo/Deepak Gupta)

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Among the famous Lord Shiva shrines of Odisha, Lord Loknath Temple in Puri, Lord Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar, Lord Dhabaleshwar Temple in Cuttack, Lord Kapileswar Temple in Dhenkanal, Lord Panchalingeswar Temple in Balasore, Baba Akhandalmani Temple in Bhadrak, Ladukeswar Temple in Nayagarh, Gupteswar Temple in Koraput are about thousand years old and attract lakhs of devotees on the auspicious occasion every year. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 18, 2023 01:34 PM IST

Among the famous Lord Shiva shrines of Odisha, Lord Loknath Temple in Puri, Lord Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar, Lord Dhabaleshwar Temple in Cuttack, Lord Kapileswar Temple in Dhenkanal, Lord Panchalingeswar Temple in Balasore, Baba Akhandalmani Temple in Bhadrak, Ladukeswar Temple in Nayagarh, Gupteswar Temple in Koraput are about thousand years old and attract lakhs of devotees on the auspicious occasion every year.

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Among the famous Lord Shiva shrines of Odisha, Lord Loknath Temple in Puri, Lord Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar, Lord Dhabaleshwar Temple in Cuttack, Lord Kapileswar Temple in Dhenkanal, Lord Panchalingeswar Temple in Balasore, Baba Akhandalmani Temple in Bhadrak, Ladukeswar Temple in Nayagarh, Gupteswar Temple in Koraput are about thousand years old and attract lakhs of devotees on the auspicious occasion every year.(HT Photo/Deepak Gupta) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 18, 2023 01:34 PM IST

Among the famous Lord Shiva shrines of Odisha, Lord Loknath Temple in Puri, Lord Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar, Lord Dhabaleshwar Temple in Cuttack, Lord Kapileswar Temple in Dhenkanal, Lord Panchalingeswar Temple in Balasore, Baba Akhandalmani Temple in Bhadrak, Ladukeswar Temple in Nayagarh, Gupteswar Temple in Koraput are about thousand years old and attract lakhs of devotees on the auspicious occasion every year.(HT Photo/Deepak Gupta)

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"We worship God here with Veda Mantras. This is the glory of Shiva. On the day of Mahashivaratri, the Lord appeared in the form of a Linga and as per the order of the Lord we worship the Linga," a Hindu seer of Babulnath Temple told news agency ANI.(HT Photo/Deepak Gupta) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 18, 2023 01:34 PM IST

"We worship God here with Veda Mantras. This is the glory of Shiva. On the day of Mahashivaratri, the Lord appeared in the form of a Linga and as per the order of the Lord we worship the Linga," a Hindu seer of Babulnath Temple told news agency ANI.(HT Photo/Deepak Gupta)

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"We have gathered here at the temple of Lord Shankar on the occasion of Mahashivratri to seek his blessings, I come every year," A devotee at Babulnath Temple in Mumbai was quoted by saying news agency ANI.(ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 18, 2023 01:34 PM IST

"We have gathered here at the temple of Lord Shankar on the occasion of Mahashivratri to seek his blessings, I come every year," A devotee at Babulnath Temple in Mumbai was quoted by saying news agency ANI.(ANI)

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Devotees offered prayers to Shiva Linga through water, shower petals, fruits etc.(ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 18, 2023 01:34 PM IST

Devotees offered prayers to Shiva Linga through water, shower petals, fruits etc.(ANI)

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Kavads arrive at Har Ki Paudi Ghat to fill the Ganga water to perform Jalabhishek on Mahashivratri, in Haridwar.(ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 18, 2023 01:34 PM IST

Kavads arrive at Har Ki Paudi Ghat to fill the Ganga water to perform Jalabhishek on Mahashivratri, in Haridwar.(ANI)

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday offered prayers and performed 'Rudrabhishek' in Shri Gorakhnath Temple here on the occasion of Mahashivratri. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 18, 2023 01:34 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday offered prayers and performed 'Rudrabhishek' in Shri Gorakhnath Temple here on the occasion of Mahashivratri. (PTI)

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President Droupadi Murmu arrives at Madurai airport on Saturday and will grace the Mahashivratri celebration organised by the Isha Foundation at Coimbatore. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 18, 2023 01:34 PM IST

President Droupadi Murmu arrives at Madurai airport on Saturday and will grace the Mahashivratri celebration organised by the Isha Foundation at Coimbatore. (PTI)

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