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Maha Shivratri fever sweeps Bhubaneswar 

One of the most famous of Lord Shiva temples in India is the Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar. On the occasion of Shivratri the temple becomes more colourful with lakhs of devotees gathering to get the darshan of the Lord.The 11th centaury Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar is one of the most sought after destination of the Hindu devotees in the temple city.The people have to stand in queue for more than five hours to get the darshan of Lord Shiva and nobody complains.That is the faith they have on the Lord.On the occasion of Shivratri which will continue till late on Sunday night more than 5 lakh devotee come to the Lingaraj temple.The Shivratri festival ends with the Maha Deepa ritual (Aarti of a big diya or earthen lamp) late in the night which is watched by lakhs of devotees.

Photo Credit (to Ar.Shakti Nanda)

Maha Shivratri 

One of the most famous of Lord Shiva temples in India is the Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar. On the occasion of Shivratri the temple becomes more colourful with lakhs of devotees gathering to get the darshan of the Lord.The 11th centaury Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar is one of the most sought after destination of the Hindu devotees in the temple city.The people have to stand in queue for more than five hours to get the darshan of Lord Shiva and nobody complains.That is the faith they have on the Lord.The Shivratri festival ends with the Maha Deepa ritual (Aarti of a big diya or earthen lamp) late in the night which is watched by lakhs of devotees.