Mahashivratri 2021 celebration IN PICS: Here's how Lord Shiva devotees offered prayers across India

Mahashivratri is celebrated all over the country and devotees worship Lord Shiva by offering milk, fruits, bel patra and among other things. They line up at Shiv Temples to offer their prayers on this day and also observe fast (vrat). They perform maha abhishekam where they bathe the Shiva Linga with milk and water.

Agencies [ Published on: March 11, 2021 15:19 IST ]
  • Devotees celebrating mahashivratri across India
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    Devotees celebrating mahashivratri across India

  • Hindu devotees perform Abhishekam to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival, at Shiva temple in Ahmedabad, Thursday, March 11, 2021. 
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    Hindu devotees perform Abhishekam to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival, at Shiva temple in Ahmedabad, Thursday, March 11, 2021. 

  • Devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Maha Shivratri festival, at Bhukailash Temple in Kolkata, Thursday, March 11, 2021.
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    Devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Maha Shivratri festival, at Bhukailash Temple in Kolkata, Thursday, March 11, 2021.

  • Devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Maha Shivratri festival, at Shiv Temple in Gurugram.
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    Devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Maha Shivratri festival, at Shiv Temple in Gurugram.

  • Devotees wait in a queue to offer prayers on the occasion of Maha Shivratri festival, at Lingaraja Temple in Bhubaneswar.
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    Devotees wait in a queue to offer prayers on the occasion of Maha Shivratri festival, at Lingaraja Temple in Bhubaneswar.

  • Hindu devotees perform Abhishekam to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival, at Shiva temple in Ahmedabad.
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    Hindu devotees perform Abhishekam to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival, at Shiva temple in Ahmedabad.

  • Hindu devotees perform Abhishekam to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival, at Sukleswar temple in Guwahati.
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    Hindu devotees perform Abhishekam to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival, at Sukleswar temple in Guwahati.

  • Hindu devotees perform Abhishekam to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival, at Shiva temple in Ahmedabad.
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    Hindu devotees perform Abhishekam to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival, at Shiva temple in Ahmedabad.

  • Hindu devotees perform Abhishekam to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival at a temple in Prayagraj.
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    Hindu devotees perform Abhishekam to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival at a temple in Prayagraj.

  • indu devotees perform Abhishekam to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival in Ajmer.
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    indu devotees perform Abhishekam to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival in Ajmer.

  • Hindu devotees perform Abhishekam to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival in Varanasi.
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    Hindu devotees perform Abhishekam to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival in Varanasi.

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