Devotees Throng to Temples on the First Somvari of the Season

Heavy crowd at Patna temples on the first Somvari of Sawan.

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Patna: Devotees in Patna and other parts of the state on Monday made a dash to the nearest Shiv Temple to mark the first Monday of the Hindu month of Sawan (Somvari) renting the air with the chant of 'Har Har Mahadev' and 'Bol Bum'.

Heavy crowd was seen at temples across the state capital where devotees poured milk on Lord Shiva's idols and placed fruits and other items as required by the religious tradition.

Legend is, by offering prayers to Lord Shiva, unmarried girls would get husbands of their dreams. Women also pray to Shiva for the health and long life of their husbands and their male children.

Crowd was particularly thick at the Khajpura Shiv Temple on Bailey Road where people started to arrive as early as 4:00 am. This continued till late night until the priests announced the closing of the door.

Similar hectic scene was observed at the Mahavir Temple outside Patna Junction, Shiv Temple on Boring Road Crossing, Raja Bazaar, Kadam Kuan, Kankarbagh, Gardanibagh, and Ashok Rajpath.


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