Maha Shivaratri celebrations

Updated: Mar 10, 2013 23:03 IST

Sri Lankan Hindus receive blessings from a priest holding an oil lamp during the Maha Shivaratri festival at a temple in Colombo. The festival of Maha Shivaratri is marked by Hindus fasting and offering prayers in a night long vigil. AFP/Ishara S Kodikara
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Sri Lankan Hindus receive blessings from a priest holding an oil lamp during the Maha Shivaratri festival at a temple in Colombo. The festival of Maha Shivaratri is marked by Hindus fasting and offering prayers in a night long vigil. AFP/Ishara S Kodikara

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