Thousands take holy dip in Godavari on Mahashivrathri

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 15:20

Rajahmundry: Mahashivrathri was on Wednesday
celebrated with religious fervour and traditional gaiety here
with thousands of devotees taking a holy dip in the Godavari
river.

Large number of devotees from various parts of the
district thronged to the famous `Siva` temple and offered
prayers. Serpentine queues are seen at the Samaralkota,
Draksharama, Pithapuram and Palokole areas in East Godavari
district to perform special poojas, Abishekams and other
rituals to Lord Siva on the occasion.

Markendeya swamy temple situated on banks of Godavari here
was flooded with devotees since early hours.

The temple authorities made special arrangements to meet
the extra rush of the devotes on the occasion. Several
devotional, cultural and other programmes have been organised
on the occasion.

State-run RTC is running special buses to various Shiva
temples situated in the district besides West godavari and
Krishna districts.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 15:20

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