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Kurukshetra in Haryana celebrates Maha Shivaratri with traditional fervour and devotion
The temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, such as Sarveshwar Mahadev and Sthaneshwar Mahadev in Kurukshetra and Sangameshwar Dham in village Arunanaya, in Haryana are being thronged by devotees on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri.

Volunteers have been mobilised for smooth conduct of rituals by devotees and followers, reports a Facebook friend Nawal Kishore from the city.

Earlier, on February 22, a shobha-yarta was taken out in the city with traditional fervour and gaiety to celebrate Lord Shiva's marriage to Goddess Parvati.

In Kurukshetra, Sarveshwara Mahadeva temple at Bramha Sarowara is the main attractions with devotees. They took holy dip in the lake and performed Pooja. A large fair is being held on the lake side to mark Shivaratri.

 Here is my acrostic on SHIVA to convey what the lord stands for.

S: Smeared with ashes is his body to represent renunciation of the material existence

H: His sitting on the tiger's skin indicates that he has conquered mind

I: Indicative of the burnt desires is His third eye

V: Vairagya and righteousness are represented by crescent moon He wears and Nandi-bull He rides

A: Abode of His is the Mount Kailash in the Himalayas to live like an ascetic with matted golden hair

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