Somvati Amavasya: Devotees throng to take holy dip in river Ganga

On the auspicious day of 'Somvati Amavasya', devotees across India thronged to ancient city Haridwar to take a dip in the holy river Ganga. According to hindu scriptures, 'Somvati Amavasya' has a great significance. People pray to Lord Shiva and many rituals are performed on this day. The Hindus also observe fast in order to gain peace and harmony.