Shravan Somwar celebrated across India, devotees throng Shiv temples to offer prayers

 Shravan Somwar celebrated across India, devotees throng Shiv temples to offer prayers

The auspicious month of Shravan began on Monday. The first day, Shravan Somwar, saw Hindu devotees in large numbers throng various temples across India. PTI

In Jamshedpur, Hindu devotees carried water in urn to offer it to lord Shiva. PTI

In Jamshedpur, Hindu devotees carried water in urns to offer it to Lord Shiva. The Hindu deity is celebrated throughout the month, with lakhs of people observing fast and giving up non-vegetarian food. PTI

In Kolkata, devotees took a holy dip in the river Ganga before start of thier journey to Tarakeshwar Temple to offer puja. PTI

In Kolkata, devotees took a holy dip in the river Ganga before the start of their journey to Tarakeshwar Temple to offer puja. PTI

A large number of 'kanwariyas' also gathered at shiva temples to offer holy water. PTI

A large number of 'kanwariyas', Shiva devotees on annual pilgrimage also gathered in Mumbai to offer holy water. PTI

In Mumbai, devotees offered prayers to Lord Shiva at Kopineswar Temple in Thane, Mumbai on Monday. PTI

In Mumbai, devotees offered prayers to Lord Shiva at Kopineswar Temple in Thane, Mumbai on Monday. PTI

Hindu devotees stand in a long queue at Gauri Shankar temple, on beginning of Sawan month, in New Delhi on Monday. PTI

Devotees stand in a long queue at Gauri Shankar temple in New Delhi. They offered milk, honey, sandalwood paste on 'shivalinga' . PTI

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Updated Date: Jul 25, 2017 13:40:05 IST