The Mahahhivaratri was celebrated with religious fervour the city today. Devotees thronged the shrine of Lord Lingaraj at Old Town on the occasion of Mahashivaratri and offered prayers to Lord Shiva.
Maha Shivratri is one of the most auspicious Hindu festivals celebrated annually in honour of Lord Shiva. Maha Shivratri literally translates as the great night of Shiva.
Devotees have been allowed to light earthen lamps near the temple. Devotees have been allowed to enter inside the temple premises amid Covid restrictions. The Commissionerate Police made elaborate security arrangements.