Shivratri: Devotees Take Holy Dip in Godavari, Offer Prayers

Thousands of devotees took a holy dip in river Godavari, offered prayers to Lord Shiva at the Kapaleshwar temple on the occasion of \'Mahashivratri\'.

Published: 17th February 2015 03:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th February 2015 03:59 PM   |  A+A-


NASHIK: Thousands of devotees today took a holy dip in Godavari river and offered prayers to Lord Shiva at the famous Kapaleshwar temple here on the occasion of 'Mahashivratri'.

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The devotees were also seen standing in long queues at Someshwar and other temples in the city and in the holy town of Trimbakeshwar near here which houses one of the 'jyotirlingas'.

Many people also observed a fast on Shivratri. The priests at various Shiva temples performed 'mahapooja' and offered milk and sugarcane juice at the 'Shivling'.

The Nashik division of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has arranged special buses to ferry the pilgrims to Trimbakeshwar and Someshwar temple.

Both the city and rural police have made elaborate security arrangements for the smooth conduct of the Shivratri celebration.

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