One lakh devotees to offer prayers at Somnath temple
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Last Updated: Friday, February 12, 2010, 18:01
  
Rajkot: Over one lakh devotees are expected to offer prayer at the famous Somnath temple in Junagadh district on the auspicious day of 'Maha Shivaratri' on Friday.

"The darshan for devotees began early in the morning and nearly one lakh devotees are expected to offer prayer at the temple, which is one of the Jyotirlings," sources in the Shree Somnath Trust, which manages the temple, said.

Former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel, who is the chairman of the trust, was among those who offered prayers today, they said.

Meanwhile, a procession is to be taken out later this evening in Junagadh, where a fair will also be held to mark the festival.

Sadhus from across the country will be participating in the procession before taking a dip in 'mrug kund' in Junagadh, the sources said.

PTI


First Published: Friday, February 12, 2010, 18:01


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