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Photos Capture The Vibrant Celebrations Of Shivratri 2019

India | PTI | March 5, 2019, 9:30 am
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 Devotees performs rituals on a shivling, an idol symbolic of lord Shiva, during Shivratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

Devotees performs rituals on a shivling, an idol symbolic of lord Shiva, during Shivratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind speaks during 'Mahashivratri' celebrations at Isha Yoga Centre, in Coimbatore on March 04, 2019. (Image: PTI)

President Ram Nath Kovind speaks during 'Mahashivratri' celebrations at Isha Yoga Centre, in Coimbatore on March 04, 2019. (Image: PTI)

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 President Ram Nath Kovind and Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev attend 'Mahashivratri' celebrations at Isha Yoga Centre, in Coimbatore. (Image: PTI)

President Ram Nath Kovind and Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev attend 'Mahashivratri' celebrations at Isha Yoga Centre, in Coimbatore. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees wait to offer prayers to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival, at Aap Shambhu Temple in Jammu. (Image: PTI)

Devotees wait to offer prayers to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival, at Aap Shambhu Temple in Jammu. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees dress as Lord Shiva Dances during a procession to mark Mahashivratri festival in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

Devotees dress as Lord Shiva Dances during a procession to mark Mahashivratri festival in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival, in Amritsar on March 04, 2019. (Image: PTI)

Devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival, in Amritsar on March 04, 2019. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees pull a chariot of Lord Shiva during the traditional Shiv Barat procession on the occasion of Maha Shivratri in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

Devotees pull a chariot of Lord Shiva during the traditional Shiv Barat procession on the occasion of Maha Shivratri in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

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 A devotee performs fire breathing stunts during a procession to mark Mahashivratri festival in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

A devotee performs fire breathing stunts during a procession to mark Mahashivratri festival in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees perform rituals on a shivling, an idol symbolic of lord Shiva, during Shivratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

Devotees perform rituals on a shivling, an idol symbolic of lord Shiva, during Shivratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees offer prayer at a temple on the occasion of 'Maha Shivaratri' festival, in Prayagraj (Allahabad). (Image: PTI)

Devotees offer prayer at a temple on the occasion of 'Maha Shivaratri' festival, in Prayagraj (Allahabad). (Image: PTI)

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 A devotee dressed as Lord Shiva puts a snake in his mouth during a procession to mark Mahashivratri festival in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

A devotee dressed as Lord Shiva puts a snake in his mouth during a procession to mark Mahashivratri festival in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival, at Aap Shambhu Temple in Jammu. (Image: PTI)

Devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival, at Aap Shambhu Temple in Jammu. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees offer prayers to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivratri festival, at Kachnar temple in Jabalpur. (Image: PTI)

Devotees offer prayers to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivratri festival, at Kachnar temple in Jabalpur. (Image: PTI)

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 A devotee holds a skull and a bone as he dances during a procession to mark Mahashivratri festival in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

A devotee holds a skull and a bone as he dances during a procession to mark Mahashivratri festival in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 A devotee makes offerings at a Shiva temple during Shivaratri festival in Jammu. (Image: AP)

A devotee makes offerings at a Shiva temple during Shivaratri festival in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees offer prayers to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivratri festival, at 525 Shivling temple in Kota. (Image: PTI)

Devotees offer prayers to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivratri festival, at 525 Shivling temple in Kota. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Maha Shivratri festival, at Galteshwar Mahadev temple in Mathura. (Image: PTI)

Devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Maha Shivratri festival, at Galteshwar Mahadev temple in Mathura. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees of Shri Pashupatinath Nepali Community participate in a Gangajali Kalash Yatra on the occasion of Mahashivratri festival, in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

Devotees of Shri Pashupatinath Nepali Community participate in a Gangajali Kalash Yatra on the occasion of Mahashivratri festival, in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

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 A devotee whispers her wish in the ear of the bull Nandi as she performs rituals on the occasion of Maha Shivratri festival, in Patna. (Image: PTI)

A devotee whispers her wish in the ear of the bull Nandi as she performs rituals on the occasion of Maha Shivratri festival, in Patna. (Image: PTI)

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 A newly-married couple and other Hindu devotees pour holy water over a Shivling (a symbol of Lord Shiva) as they pray inside a temple during the Maha Shivratri festival in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

A newly-married couple and other Hindu devotees pour holy water over a Shivling (a symbol of Lord Shiva) as they pray inside a temple during the Maha Shivratri festival in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

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 An Indian man dressed as Hindu goddess Kali dances during a procession to mark Mahashivratri festival in Allahabad. Shivaratri. (Image: AP)

An Indian man dressed as Hindu goddess Kali dances during a procession to mark Mahashivratri festival in Allahabad. Shivaratri. (Image: AP)

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 Girls offering prayers at a Shiva temple in Patna on the occasion of Mahashivratri. (Image: PTI)

Girls offering prayers at a Shiva temple in Patna on the occasion of Mahashivratri. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees offer prayers at Kopineswar Temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri in Thane, Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

Devotees offer prayers at Kopineswar Temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri in Thane, Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees offer prayers to Lord Shiva on the occasion of

Devotees offer prayers to Lord Shiva on the occasion of "Mahashivratri" festival in Bikaner. (Image: PTI)

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 Hindu devotees pour holy water and milk on a lingam or shivling, a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva used for worship during Shivaratri festival at a temple in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

Hindu devotees pour holy water and milk on a lingam or shivling, a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva used for worship during Shivaratri festival at a temple in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

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 Youths dressed as Hindu goddess Kali take a selfie during a procession to mark Mahashivratri festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

Youths dressed as Hindu goddess Kali take a selfie during a procession to mark Mahashivratri festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

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 An artist dressed as Lord Hanuman participates in a procession on Shivratri festival in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

An artist dressed as Lord Hanuman participates in a procession on Shivratri festival in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

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 A Hindu devotee worships Hindu god Shiva, during Shivaratri festival in Jammu. (Image: AP)

A Hindu devotee worships Hindu god Shiva, during Shivaratri festival in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 Hindu devotees pour holy water and milk on a lingam or shivling, a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva used for worship during Shivaratri festival at a temple in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

Hindu devotees pour holy water and milk on a lingam or shivling, a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva used for worship during Shivaratri festival at a temple in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

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 Hindu devotees pour water as they worship a Shivling, a symbolic representation of Hindu god Shiva, during Shivaratri festival in Jammu. (Image: AP)

Hindu devotees pour water as they worship a Shivling, a symbolic representation of Hindu god Shiva, during Shivaratri festival in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees wait in a long queue to offer prayers to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Mahashivrati at a Lord Shiva Temple in Patiala. (Image: PTI)

Devotees wait in a long queue to offer prayers to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Mahashivrati at a Lord Shiva Temple in Patiala. (Image: PTI)

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 An Indian man dressed as Hindu goddess Kali performs a fire act during a procession to mark Mahashivratri festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

An Indian man dressed as Hindu goddess Kali performs a fire act during a procession to mark Mahashivratri festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

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 Hindu devotees light lamps as they worship Hindu god Shiva, during Shivaratri festival in Jammu. (Image: AP)

Hindu devotees light lamps as they worship Hindu god Shiva, during Shivaratri festival in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 A Hindu devotee prays at a temple during the Maha Shivratri festival in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

A Hindu devotee prays at a temple during the Maha Shivratri festival in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

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 Devotees participate in a procession on Shivratri festival in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

Devotees participate in a procession on Shivratri festival in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

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 Children dressed up as Lord Shiva during a fancy dress contest at a school in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

Children dressed up as Lord Shiva during a fancy dress contest at a school in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees offer prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri in Varanasi. (Image: PTI)

Devotees offer prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri in Varanasi. (Image: PTI)

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 Hindu devotees wait in a queue to offer prayers to Hindu God Shiva during Shivaratri festival at a temple in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

Hindu devotees wait in a queue to offer prayers to Hindu God Shiva during Shivaratri festival at a temple in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees participate in a religious procession on the occasion of Mahashivaratri in Jammu. (Image: PTI)

Devotees participate in a religious procession on the occasion of Mahashivaratri in Jammu. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees perform worship of Shivaling at Panchmukhi Mahadev temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri festival in Mirzapur. (Image: PTI)

Devotees perform worship of Shivaling at Panchmukhi Mahadev temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri festival in Mirzapur. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees pray to Lord Shiva at Tapkeshwar temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri in Dehradun. (Image: PTI)

Devotees pray to Lord Shiva at Tapkeshwar temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri in Dehradun. (Image: PTI)

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 A young girl and other devotees offering prayers at Pashupatinath temple in Bhopal on the occasion of Mahashivratri. (Image: PTI)

A young girl and other devotees offering prayers at Pashupatinath temple in Bhopal on the occasion of Mahashivratri. (Image: PTI)

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 People trying to get

People trying to get "Bhang Ghota" as 'prasad' of Lord Shiva on the occasion of Mahashivratri in Dharamshala. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees praying at Sukreswar temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

Devotees praying at Sukreswar temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

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 A child dressed up as Lord Shiva on the occasion of Mahashivratri in Gurugram. (Image: PTI)

A child dressed up as Lord Shiva on the occasion of Mahashivratri in Gurugram. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees perform abhishek to Lord Shiva at a temple on the occasion of Maha Shivratri in Beawar, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

Devotees perform abhishek to Lord Shiva at a temple on the occasion of Maha Shivratri in Beawar, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees standing in queues to pay obeisance at a Shiv Temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

Devotees standing in queues to pay obeisance at a Shiv Temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees worship at Sri Laleshwar Mahadev Mandir on the occasion of Mahashivaratri in Bikaner. (Image: PTI)

Devotees worship at Sri Laleshwar Mahadev Mandir on the occasion of Mahashivaratri in Bikaner. (Image: PTI)

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 Girls taking a selfie in Lord Shiva temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri in Patna. (Image: PTI)

Girls taking a selfie in Lord Shiva temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri in Patna. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees offering milk to Shiva Linga on the occasion of Mahashivaratri at a temple in Allahabad. (Image: PTI)

Devotees offering milk to Shiva Linga on the occasion of Mahashivaratri at a temple in Allahabad. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees worshipping Lord Shiva on the occasion of Mahashivaratri in Moradabad. (Image: PTI)

Devotees worshipping Lord Shiva on the occasion of Mahashivaratri in Moradabad. (Image: PTI)

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