Maha Shivaratri Celebrated With Fervor, Gaiety
Maha Shivaratri was celebrated with traditional fervor with devotees observing fast and paying their obeisance to lord Shiva on Friday. Prayer rituals were held across the temples and devotees also visited some of the famed temples in and around the city. Devotees thronged Kapileshwar temple also known as ‘Dakshin Kashi’ from midnight hours to offer prayers and conduct various rituals as part of Maha Shivaratri Celebrations. Sea of devotees was seen at Kapileshwar temple ‘Dakshin Kashi’ Military Mahadev temple in the city, Mahadev temple at Asoga in Khanapur and Vaijnath temple in neighboring Chandgad taluk in Kolhapur district in Maharashtra few kilometers away from the city. Devotees also visited Somnath temple at Sogal in Savadatti to pay their respects to the deity. Fasts were observed. Bhajan nad other religious programmes continued into the night as part of the ritual.