Devotees Celebrate Shivratri With Huge ‘Mahadeep’ In Odisha’s Puri

Puri: Maha Shivratri was celebrated in a unique way at a temple in Odisha’s Puri town with a huge ‘Mahadeep’ (lamp) on Saturday.

In order to celebrate Shivratri in a different way and make it memorable, the people of Mukund Mishra Nagar under Puri Municipality created the Mahadeep. The lamp measures 14 feet in length and 8 feet in width. Made of concrete, the lamp stands on a concrete pillar on the premises of the temple.

The massive lamp has been placed at Baba Mukundeswar temple in the area. It lighting of the deep was performed by Puri MLA Jayant Kumar Sarangi, president of the temple management committee Jagadanand Mishra and other prominent persons in the morning.

After the lighting of the lamp, a bhajan troupe performed ‘Sankirtan’ (singing of devotional songs in chorus) at the temple. The MLA along with the devotees and priests and servitors of the temple participated in the programme.

The temple administration has made arrangement to keep the lamp burning throughout the Shivaratri on the day. The devotees can also pour ghee on the lamp to keep it burning as part of Shivratri celebration while offering puja to Lord Shiva.

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