Bhubaneswar: Devotees observed fast and thronged temples of Hindu god Shiva across Odisha Tuesday on the occasion of Shivratri.
More than 2 lakh devotees have already visited the 11th century Lingaraj temple here since the wee hours. A long queue of about 2 kilometre was formed in front of the temple by around 11 a.m. as devotees thronged to have a glance of the deity. Security was tightened at the temple as many more people are likely to visit by evening.
More than 50,000 devotees, including women, visited the Akhandalamani temple at Aradi in Bhadrak district . Similarly, a large number of devotees were seen at the Loknath temple in Puri, about 56 km from here, in Huma in the western district of Sambalpur and Vedvyas in Sundergarh district.