GUWAHATI, Feb 16 � With a view to preserve the natural beauty of the place and prevent pollution, the Kamrup Metro district administration has banned the use of polythene bags at Umananda temple. In this regard, the administration has also decided to keep a strict watch to ensure that polythene bags are not disposed of in the temple during tomorrow�s Shivaratri celebrations.
Police personnel, along with volunteers from the Scout and Guide, will keep a close tab on devotees departing for Umananda from Uzanbazar ghat tomorrow. For convenience of devotees, paper bags will be provided for carrying things at Uzanbazar ghat. Additional Chief Secretary MGVK Bhanu visited Umananda Temple yesterday to take stock of arrangements for Shivaratri.
Meanwhile, Mahashivaratri, the festival of revering lord Shiva would be observed tomorrow with religious fervour. Considered as an auspicious occasion to please lord Shiva and seek his blessings, the festival is celebrated throughout the country with great enthusiasm.
Guwahati too, is prepared to celebrate the occasion with decorated temples and other arrangements.