The auspicious month of Shravan began from Monday. Considered holy by Hindus, Devotees in large numbers thronged various temples across India.
Devotees offer prayers to Lord Shiva on Sawan Somwar across north India.
The auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri Friday came as a grim reminder of what and how much Kashmir has lost in its values, traditions and heritage during the last 27 years of violence.
The Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments have come under flak from rationalists and atheists for spending public funds on ongoing Krishna Pushkaralu river festival.