Varanasi: Visit this Religious Holiday Destination On Dev Diwali!!!
If you are not from Uttar Pradesh or never been to Varanasi May be you can mix Dev Deepawali with Diwali, Let me tell you that t both are the festival of lights but are extremely different in rituals. In Uttar Pradesh Deepdiwali celebrated on a large scale. Actually in Varanasi, Dev Deepawali or Dev Diwali, marks Lord Shiva’s victory over demon Tripurasur and comes after 15 days of Diwali. Therefore, the festival is also known by the name of Tripurotsav and is observed on the day of Kartik Purnima (the full moon day for the Hindus). The vivid colours on the ghats and the sight of thousands of people lighting lamps and diyas on the ghats look absolutely breathtaking. It is the best time for the boatmen as they earn fairly well this time of the month.
Very Important Festival
Dev Deepawali in Varanasi is an experience worth remembering. During this celestial manifestation, every corner of the city comes alive with bright colours and glowing diyas. On this auspicious day, a large number of devotees come together to take a dip in the holy Ganges. They pray to the goddess and offer flowers and light clay lamps or diyas in the evening .
The patriotic side of Varanasi’s Dev Diwali
Besides being a significant religious festivity, Dev Diwali is also the occasion when the city remembers the martyrs. The Ganga Seva Nidhi organises a program during this time, wherein wreaths are laid at the Amar Jawan Jyoti on the famous Dashashwamedh Ghat. This is followed by a closing ceremony performed by the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force officers; the Bhagirath Shourya Samman awards are also conferred later on.
Plan your trip for Diwali in Varanasi
If you wish to partake and experience the magic of Dev Diwali Varanasi, you must start planning months before as all the prime hotels get booked. This festival is a major draw and gets packed with travellers and devotees.