They thronged the Mandir to offer special prayers as the holy month of Shravan was about to end on August 28.
This morning Devotees gathered in large numbers to offer milk, curd, honey and holy water to the idols of Lord Shiva at Mahavir Mandir in Ranchi.Long queues of people waiting with an assortment of religious offerings like joss sticks, red vermilion and flowers were seen outside the temples.
A priest in the Mandir,Shashi Bhushan Pandey said that the everyday is important in the whole auspicious month. “Kanwarias undertake a tedious foot journey to pilgrim centres of Haridwar”,he said adding that many residents of ranchi had gone to Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand to fetch holy waters of the river Ganges for their village temples.
He added:”Saffron-clad devotees chanted religious hymns outside temples to please Lord Shiva.”