Bhubaneswar, Mar 11: Devotees have been allowed to light diya at Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar.
However, lighting of diya may be restricted if crowd gets heavy during evening hours, said Commissionerate Police on Thursday.
Devotees have been allowed to enter inside the temple premises amid Covd restrictions, but entry of elderly people and children has been restricted.
The Commissionerate Police has made elaborate security arrangements in view of Mahashivratri.
The Mahadeep of Lord Lingaraj has been scheduled to be raised atop the temple at 10 pm