The temples here are thronged by devotees with Tripundra Tilaks and reverberate with chants of 'Nama Shivaya', 'Bam Bam Bhole Nath', and 'Hara Hara Mahadeva'.Devotional singing and Kirtans have been organized at the temples in addition to discourses on Shiva tatva related to enlightenment, yoga and auspicious-bestowing principle.
In Shiva temples, throughout the night, Abhishek ceremony will be performed every three hours with water, milk, yogurt, and honey. Bel leaves will be offered for granting a purposeful and successful life to all. Lord Shiva?s idols are depicted with a third eye, with which he burned Desire or kama to ashes. Shiva is often shown garlanded with a snake which denotes control on vices and wisdom. Shiva?s weapon is the trident that is held in His right hand to represents the three Gunas? Sattva, Rajas and Tamas - through which he rules the world.
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