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Thousands offer prayers to mark Maha Shivratri in Punjab, Haryana

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

Amid tight security arrangements, thousands of people offered prayers at various temples across Punjab, and Chandigarh on Wednesday to mark

While people thronged to temples, particularly temples of Lord in and around Chandigarh, thousands of people gathered at in Saketri in district in adjoining Haryana, around 10 km from here, since Tuesday evening to offer prayers.

Tight security arrangements could be seen around temples at various places in view of intelligence reports of a terror strike.

For the first time, para-military personnel were stationed around the in Saketri.

Temples of Lord were specially decorated as people thronged these since Tuesday morning.

"We have been getting hundreds of devotees who are offering prayers on this auspicious occasion," Prem Sharma, a in a temple in Sector 9 of Panchkula, said.

People thronged temples in Amritsar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Jalandhar and other places in and in Ambala, Hisar, Karnal, Panipat and Kurukshetra in



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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 12:42 IST