Odisha capital gets ready Lord Lingaraj celebrates Mahashivratri
Bhubaneswar, 23 Feb 2017: (By Prasanta Kumar Bhuyan)-The Lingaraj temple administration has finalized the time table for smooth conduct of the festival. According to sources the Mahadeep of Lord Lingaraj will be placed atop the temple at around 10.30 pm. Mahashivratri just a day to go darshan in the morning. Similarly arrangement has been made for smooth conduct of the celebration in other temples in Ekamra Kshetra Mahadeep will temple crown by 10.30 pm in the Brahmeswar temple, According to sources, the devotees can have darshan from 4 am till 2.30 pm and from 6 pm till 8.30 pm in Brahmeswar temple.As per the schedule of Bhaskareswar temple, the Shahanmela darshan will start from 4.30 am.The Megheswar temple will be opened at 3 am and the Chaturdashi rituals will begin from 8 am after completing other rituals in the temple the administration has beefed up the security to control the crowd in Odisha capital. In view of possible influx of devotees on the occasion of Mahashivratri for tomorrow high security arrangement has been made to avoid any untoward situation. The installation of CCTV cameras inside the temple premises and outside the shrine has been completed on war footing manner the barricade has been made near the main entrance where the devotees will stand in queue to have the servitors said. Bhaskareswar temple, Megheswar temple, Kapileswar temple and Bhimeswar temple The Shahanmela will start at around 5 am in Bhimeswar temple following Mangal Arati at 4 am. The Kotha Bhog will be publicly distributed after Mahadeep, said Bhimeswar temple management committee vice president Manas Ranjan Patnaik.