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Jamshedpur: The three day 11th Mahashivratri Mahotsav will be organized by Shiv Shakti Pariwar at Telco ram Mandir between March 4 and 6. Kailashis and Shiv devotees numbering more than 250 from 20 states would participate in this festival. Shivratri is observed as the celestial marriage of Lord Shiv and Devi Parvati.
Early morning on March 4 there will be recitation of Maharudrabhishek and Mahamrityunjay mantras. The evening will comprise reading from the Sunderkand followed by devotional songs to be presented by Rajubhai Patel from Gujarat and Manjula from Himachal Pradesh. At midnight Pandit Jivanand Mishra will perform the rituals of the marriage of Lord Shiv.
The proceedings on March 5 will commence with devotional songs to be presented by Bhajan Sagar Pandit Dipak Mishra and his team from Deoghar. Recitations and narration of Shiv Vivah will also be performed by this team. Folk songs and dances by the Kailashis from 20 states will be the major attractions on the second day of the Mahashivratri Mahotsav.
The early morning of the final day i.e. on March 6, the participating Kailashis will be honoured with traditional Ang Vastrams and mementos by the organizers. Bhog will be distributed to devotees from 11 am. Thereafter a huge procession comprising a 51 feet tall kanwar, palanquin of Mahakaal, bone horn trumpets, Shiv Tandav dance by Yashu Mahadev and team, ghosts and spirits, horse drawn chariot and a symbolic token in the form of a Mahakumbh float will pass through various streets and avenues of Telco before returning to Shri Ram Mandir.
In fact, the procession in itself will be a symbolic presentation of bridegroom Lord Shiva�s team of guests accompanying Him to the wedding. The team will be received at various points of the procession by social organizations for refreshments.
The press meet was addressed by Vijay Kailashi, Bablu Kailashi, Rakesh Verma, Kamlesh Kumar, Santosh Kumar, Mukesh karan, Sanjiv Sinha, Umesh Mandal, Ashok Sharma, Ashish Prasad, Sanjiv, Ravi, Paresh Patel and Niranjan Dwivedi.