Religion has never been a barrier in this town where all faiths participate in each others religious festivals in this Punjabi city.
It was a rare sight indeed to see burqa-clad Muslim women attending the program held at the Glass House inside the temple premises.
People belonging various communities including Hindus, Muslims and Christians have come forward to contribute to the cause. Representatives of these religions made contributions for the golden chariot through gold and cash components.
Shivrati marks the darkest night of the year where God is worshiped in the form of Shiva the Destroyer. Many Hindus fast through out the night, chant mantras and the holy names of God, sing devotional songs, and bathe and make offerings to Shivalingam.