Bhubaneswar: Devotees in large numbers offered prayers at various Shiva temples on the last Monday of holy Kartik month. Kartik is one of the most auspicious months according to Hindu mythology.
Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar witnesses heavy footfall during this month every year.
Every year in the month of Kartik, thousands of devotees converge at Dhabaleswar, one of the most worshipped Shaivite temples in Athagarh.
Every Monday of this month, devotees in large numbers come to the temple to have a darshan of the lord and seek his blessing. During Panchuka (last five days of Kartik month), the temple witnesses the biggest crowd of devotees, who come here to perform religious rites on Bada Osha.