A large number of devotees thronged various temples in Kolar district on Monday to offer pujas as part of the Mahashivaratri festival. Kashi Vishweshwara temple on Antaragangebetta on the outskirts of Kolar town and Kotilingeshwara temple at Kammanahalli near Kolar Gold Fields saw huge crowds.

Helicopters were deployed to perform puja to a the Shivalinga at Kotiligeshwara temple. Minister of State for Railways K.H. Muniyappa, B. Sriramulu, M. Narayanaswamy and G.K. Venkatashivareddy, MLAs, offered puja at Kotilingeshwara.

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