The festival of Mahashivratri was celebrated with fervour and gaiety in the State yesterday as people took fast and worshipped Lord Shiva in various Shrines of Lord Shiva in the State.
Long queues could be seen since early morning as people were carrying milk and Bel-Patra leaves to offer to Lord Shiva. Most of the people celebrate this festival in this hill state and were busy since a day before to make special food items for the Mahashivratri festival.
On this occasion people also distributed the food items to their relatives in far-flung areas. The famous Mandi Shivratri festival will also be unveiled from tomorrow.
Most of the Shiva devotees also observe fast as a mark of respect to Lord Shiva on the auspicious occasion of Lord Shiva’s marriage to Maa Parvati.