Cold , cloudy Shivratri morning in Himachal

Shimla : Heavy snow laden clouds and icy winds blew across Himachal Pradesh Monday as the hill folk began celebrating their biggest festival Shivratri .

After a pleasant day Sunday the weather has once again changed with the weatherman forecasting snow in the mid and higher hills during the next couple of days .

Higher reaches in the tribal belt of Kinnaur , Lahaul ,Spiti and Pangi experienced yet another fresh spell of snowfall .

Despite the cold people across the state began visiting Shiva temples early despite the cold.

The Mandi Shivratri festival gets underway Tuesday .

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