Nalgonda/Suryapet: Shaivite temples in Nalgonda and Suryapet districts were decked up for the auspicious Mahashivaratri festival on Tuesday.
Special arrangements have been made at ancient Chaya Someshwaralayam and Pachala Someshwaralayam at Panagal in Nalgonda district as thousands of devotees are expected to throng the temples for Mahashivaratri. Telangana State Recognised Schools Managements Association will run free buses to these temples from different places of Nalgonda town for the convenience of devotees.
Devotees have already started visiting Sri Parvati Jadala Ramalingeshwaralayam, also known as second Srisailam, at Cheruvugattu of Narketpally mandal in the district. As nearly one lakh devotees would visit the temple on the auspicious day, the temple authorities have completed the arrangements on the hill shrine to avoid any inconvenience.
Special arrangements would also be made at temple koneru as large number of devotees will take holy dip before having darshan of the presiding deity.
In Suryapet district, Sri Shabulingeshwara Swamy temple at Mellacheruvu has geared up for five-day Mahashivaratri celebrations, which would be held from February 13 to 17.
The district authorities have made special arrangements at bathing ghats at Wadapally, which is the confluence point of Krishna and Musi rivers. Sri Meenakshi Agastheeshwara Swamy Temple at Wadapally has also been decked up for Mahashivaratri celebrations.
The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation will run special buses to Wadapally from Miryalaguda for the convenience of devotees.