Pics By : Sathish Kapikad
Mangaluru, February 17: Maha Shivarathri is observed all over the district with great devotion. People crowded at various shrines before sunrise, fulfilled their vows and offered prayers to Lord Shiva on this auspicious day. On this day, the devotees switch on to vegetarian diet and go on for a fasting.
Temples of Mangaluru such as Kadri Shree Manjunatha Temple, Kudroli Shree Gokarnanatha Temple, Pandeshwara Mahalinga Temple, Urwa Panchalingeshwara Temple, Kavoor Panchalingeshwara Temple, Suratkal Idya- Shree Mahalingeshwara Temple, Panambur Shree Nandaneshwara Temple, Shree Sadashiva Mahaganapathy Temple opposite to KREC and other temple were seen crowded by people to offer their worship to Lord Shiva.
Including Dharmasthala Shree Manjunatha Swamy Temple, various temples across the coastal area are thronged by devotees on this auspicious day. Devotees go on fasting throughout the day, and quit the sleep during night and pray to the lord throughout the day. People offer Bilwa leaves to Lord Shiva which he likes the most.
Overall, the people were seen involved in devoting Lord Shiva across the area.