In pics: Devotees throng Shiva temples on Maha Shivratri

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New Delhi, Mar 7: A large number of devotees thronged temples across India on the occasion of Maha Shivratri. Since early morning, the devotees thronged Shiva temples to offer prayers and were seen taking a holy bath in rivers, sacred 'sarovars' and performing special 'pujas'. 

The festival was also celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety across India large number of devotees gathered at the temples. The devotees made a beeline at the Shiva temples at Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala in Punjab.

Huge rush of devotees was seen at temples in Kurukshetra in Haryana where they took a dip in the sacred 'sarovars'. In Yamunanagar also, devotees took a dip in the Yamuna river.

Here are a few images of the clebrations across the country:

In Pics: Maha Shivratri celebrations across India

Devotees take part in Ganga aarti on the eve of 'Maha Shivratri' at "Har Ki Pauri" in Haridwar.

In Pics: Maha Shivratri celebrations across India

Sand artist Manas Kumar Sahoo prepared Lord Shiva's sand sculpture on eve of "Mahashivratri" at Puri beach in Odhisa. (PTI Image)

In Pics: Maha Shivratri celebrations across India

A Kashmiri Pandit family offer prayer at migrant camp Muthi on the occasion of 'Mahashivratri' in Jammu on Sunday. (PTI photo)

In Pics: Maha Shivratri celebrations across India

Devotees offer prayers at Gauri Shankar Temple in Delhi.

In Pics: Maha Shivratri celebrations across India

Devotees offer prayers at Bhojpur Temple in Madhya Pradesh's Raisen.

In Pics: Maha Shivratri celebrations across India

People queue up to offer prayers at a temple on Maha Shivratri in Varanasi since 1 am.

In Pics: Maha Shivratri celebrations across India

Visuals from Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain (MP), Bhasma Aarti being performed.

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