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Devotees throng Somnath temple for 'Mahashivratri'

Press Trust of India  |  Vadodara 

Over one lakh devotees visited the temple in district on the occasion of Mahashivratri being celebrated today.

Serpentine queues could be seen outside the temple from 4 am. A 'palkhi yatra' (palanquin procession) was taken out in the town, Vijaysinh Chavda, of Shri Trust said.

Devotees took dips in the holy water at the "triveni sangam" (confluence) of three rivers-- Hiran, Kapila and Saraswati, located near the temple.

Security has been beefed up in and around the temple in view of the rush of the devotees, Chavda said.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 15:00 IST