On Tuesday, The Maha Sivaratri festival was celebrated with religious fervour and devotion across the district. All Lord Shiva temples resound with the chanting of “Om Namah Shivaya” and “Hara Hara Mahadeva” by the devotees.
At the ancient Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy devasthanam in Vemulawada, several lakhs of devotees participated in the Sivaratri celebrations. TTDs priests and District Collector Neetu Kumari Prasad offered silk vastrams to the presiding deity at Vemulawada.
The Vemulawada Devasthanam authorities provided temporary shelters, drinking water and parking facilities were provided. RTC operated special buses to the Devasthanam. And additional security is provided to devotees.
1200 years ago Siva temple was built in Karimnagar, which is also called ‘Karinnagara Kashi’ at Old bazaar and the Siva temple at Bhagathnagar was chanted by ‘Om Namah Shivaya’. They offered special prayers and Abhishekam with milk, honey, ghee, sugar and water to the Lord.
And large number of devotees came to Kaleshwara Muktheeshwara Swamy devasthanam in Kaleshwaram of Mahadevpur mandal and neighbouring states devotees came here and taking a holy dip in the tri-junction of river Godavari, Indravati and Pranahita. People also visited the ancient Koti Lingala temple located on the shores of River Godavari.
Khammam: Maha Sivaratri was celebrated with religious fervour and devotion with devotees. They took a holy dip at the confluence of three rivulets – Munneru, Akeru and Buggeru before they made a beeline at the temple. Devotees also offered prayers at Ganapeswaralayam in Kusumanchi and Sri Ramalingeshwara Swamy temple at Snanala Lakshmipuram in Wyra mandal.
Nalgonda: Shaivite temples in the district reverberated with chanting of ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ by the devotees. Huzoornagar MLA Uttam Kumar Reddy and TRS steering committee member Palla Rajeshwar Reddy offered special pujas to Lord Siva at Swayambhu Shambu Lingeshwara Swamy temple.