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 .