Amidst ecstatic shouts of "Bam Bam Bhole" and vedic chanting, the Uttar Pradesh capital Wednesday celebrated Mahashivratri, marking the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, with fervour and prayers.
Thousands of devotees have
already trooped into the city to take part in the first `shahi
snan`, which will witness over a lakh `sadhus`, including the
ash smeared `nagas`, taking bath in the Ganges here on the
occasion of Mahashivratri on Friday as part of the Maha Kumbh.