Bhubaneswar: 5/3/19:Devotees flocked to Lingaraj Temple here on Monday evening on the occasion of Mahashivratri to witness the ‘Mahadeepa’, which was raised atop the shrine half an hour before schedule (10 pm) this year.
The devotees broke their fast after this final ritual.The temple administration had made special arrangements for smooth and timely conduct of all rituals.
To ensure incident-free festival, the Commissionerate Police had made special traffic and security arrangements. As many as 22 platoons of police forces were deployed for safety and security of devotees. CCTV cameras were also installed to keep a tab on them.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made at other temples across Odisha to avoid any untoward situations.