Considering the first Monday of the Hindu Shravana month, thousands of Kanwariyas waited in long lines to offer holy water to Lord Shiva at temples across Odisha. Believers provided milk, water, and “bell” leaves to the Almighty on this auspicious occasion. As per the belief, the wishes of the devotees get fulfilled by offering prayers to Lord Shiva on Shravan month Monday.
Considering, the surge in Covid-19 cases in Odisha, the authorities of various temples have taken imperative precautions to ensure the smooth movement of the Shiva devotees.
Due to the Covid pandemic, the mass procession to Shiva Shrine was restricted for the last 2years. Every year during this auspicious month, the Kanwariyas in groups visit different Shiva temples and ask for the blessings of the Lord.