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Maha Shivratri being celebrated today in several parts of country

 New Delhi,Feb 13:-- Maha Shivratri is being celebrated all over the country today. Devotees worship Lord Shiva, the destroyer of evil, on the occasion.

 

This year, Maha Shivratri celebrations will extend till Wednesday.

 

In Uttar Pradesh Mahashivratri is being celebrated with religious fervor and traditional gaiety. It will also be celebration on Wednesday in some districts.

 

A sea of devotees Chanting Har Har Mahadev throng various temples of lord Shiva very early morning to mark the occasion across the state.

 

In connection with Maha Shivrathri, the unique Shiv temple marathon run will conclude in the Kanyakumari district of Tamilnadu on Tuesday.

 

As part of the marathon devotees will offer obeisience at 12 temples in the district, within a total distance of 125 kms.

 

The marathon, which covers some of the most picturesque areas of rural Tamilnadu, is also a call for us to slow down and save the environment.

 

The pious city of Varanasi is witnessing huge rush of devotees at famous Kashi Vishwanath temple one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of the country. Worshippers started reaching the temple city two days before.

 

 

 

 Traffic diversion has been imposed in the town to regulate the movements of vehicles.

 

Religious processions known as Shiv Baraats are also being taken out in various parts of the city amid tight security.

 

Elaborate security arrangements are made at the town.

 

District administration has deployed cops at various Ganga ghats and in and around Vishwanath temple. CCTV cameras are also installed at various places.

 

Lakhs of devotees are gathered to perform the bathing ritual at Sangam, the confluence of holy Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati in Allahabad on this occasion. Mahashivratri is the last bath festival of month long Magh Mela.

 

Massive security arrangements are in place across the state and additional 14 companies of Rapid Action Force and 40 companies of PAC are deployed.

 

Extra forces have been provided to the sensitive districts including Varanasi, Lucknow, Faizabad, Gorakhpur, Allahabad, Mathura, Aligarh and Chitrakoot for security purposes.

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