Maha Sivaratri celebrated with fervour

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Lord Shiva Temples across the district have witnessed huge rush of devotees of all age groups, who arrived at the temples during wee hours to offer prayers marking the festival. The devotees waited patiently in serpentine queues seen at all the temples.

Warangal: Maha Sivaratri was celebrated with religious fervour across the district on Monday.

Lord Shiva Temples across the district have witnessed huge rush of devotees of all age groups, who arrived at the temples during wee hours to offer prayers marking the festival. The devotees waited patiently in serpentine queues seen at all the temples.

There are about 323 Shiva temples in the district, each with significance and historical background of its own and Lord Shiva in different incarnations. Most of the temples in the district were ‘Swayambhu’ temples built during Kakatiya era.

Special programmes were held at the historic Sri Rudreshwara Swamy Thousand Pillar Temple, Ramappa Temple, Komuravelli Mallikarjuna Swamy, Inavolu Mallikarjuna Swamy, Palakurthy Laskshmi Narsimhaswamy Temple, Kuravi Veerabhadra Swamy Temple and Swayambhu Siddeshwaralayam in Warangal.

At the Thousand Pillar Temple ‘Sri Rudreswara Swamy Kalyanam’ was performed followed by ‘Maha Rrudrabhishekam’. As part of the celebrations, ‘Chandanotsavam’, ‘Mahanyasa Rudrabhishekam’, ‘Maha Bhilwarchana’ and ‘Purnahuti’ would take place during the week.

MLA Dasyam Vinay Bhasker visited the temple to offer prayers. Cultural programmes like recital of classical dance and devotional songs and spiritual discourses for the devotees observing ‘Jagaram’ (night vigial) were organised at many temples.

Meanwhile, at Kuravi a KU Prof G Rameswaram donated three kilograms of silver ornaments to Lord Veerabhadra Swamy Temple on Monday. The ornaments worth Rs One lakh were handed over temple executive officer Rajender by the professor and his family members.

The temple authorities said it was good addition to the temple assets and thanked the donor.

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