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Sea of humanity in Sivasagar

Sivasagar town breaks into a sea of humanity as Shivrari festival enters day two on Tuesday.

The entire historic town in the state is teeming with thousands of devotees from the state and outside who are catching glimpse of the three day long festival for puja offering to the Lord Shiva.

From early in the morning devotees are waiting in long queue in front of the historic Shiva temple in the heart of the town to offer Mahashivratri puja.

Senior district administration officials told Assam Times that arrangements are in place to ensure smooth celebration of the festival where people from the country and abroad are pouring in.

Devotees from the far flung areas are getting a huge make shift camp in the town from Monday to Wednesday. The district administration has been providing the devotees with food from Monday to Wednesday.

Potable water, sanitation and medical facilities are also made available in the festival site.   

“We are on the round-the-clock vigil to thwart any attempt to spoil the celebration here,” said a senior police officials who urged the people to help them hold the festival without any hindrance.

The focus of attraction is the exhibition at the Shiva temple premises which pulls huge crowd from morning to evening. 

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