Special prayers were offered at all Siva temples in the district on Sunday on the occasion of Maha Sivaratri.

Srimukhalingam, Umarudra Koteswaraalayam, and other temples wore festive look with devotional activities from the early hours.

‘Rudrabhishekam’ was performed at Siva Balaji temple in Banker’s Colony in the town.

Union Minister of State for Communication and Technology K. Kruparani and PCC Doctors’ Cell convener K. Ramamohan offered prayers at Umarudra Koteswaraalayam.

Hundreds of devotees thronged the Sun temple in Arasavilli to witness the fall of sunrays on the feet of deity in the early hours.