Devotees take a holy dip in the Krishna at the Kudala Sangama in Bagalkot
Mahashivaratri was celebrated with fervour in Bijapur and Bagalkot districts on Monday.
Processions were taken out from several Shiva temples, including Shivgiri where an 85-foot-tall statue of Lord Shiva has been installed by the T.K. Patil Charitable Trust.
Thousands of devotees took a holy dip in the Krishna at the Kudala Sangama in Bagalkot and offered puja to Lord Shiva.
Rudraabhisheka was performed early in the morning by chanting Vedic hymns and mantras. Shivalingaabhishekha was also performed.
The Lord Shiva puja began at 5 a.m. at Shivgiri and continued till 11 a.m.
A procession was taken out from Sri Siddeshwar temple. It passed through the main streets of the city and culminated on the Shivgiri premises.
Shivalingaabhisheka was also performed at Sundareshwar temple, which has a ‘Shree Chakra', a symbol of Goddess Lakshmi.
It is also believed that the Shiva linga there is one of a kind.