Dev Diwali 2023 Date

Dev Diwali 2023 Date, Dev Diwali Varanasi 2023

dev diwali varanasi

The Dev Deepavali also known as "the Diwali of the Gods" or "Festival of Lights of the Gods" is the festival of Kartik Poornima celebrated in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India and is observed on the full moon of the Hindu month of Kartika. Dev Deepawali comes fifteen days after Diwali festival on Kartik Amavasya which is regarded as the darkest night of the year.

Dev Deepawali is a very famous event celebrated every year at Varanasi. Dev Deepawali or more commonly called as Dev Diwali, is celebrated to mark the victory of Lord Shiva over demon Tripurasur (त्रिपुरासुर).  Thus Dev Deepawali Utsav is also known as Tripurotsav or Tripura Purnima Snan or Tripurari Purnima which is observed on the Kartik Purnima day.

Devotees take a dip in the holy water of Ganges on the auspicious day of Kartik Purnima and light earthen lamps or Diya(s) in the evening on Dev Deepawali day. The steps of all the Ghats on the Ganga river, from Ravidas Ghat at the southern end to Rajghat, are lit with millions of earthen lamps in honour of Maa Ganga. Various Ghats of River Ganga along with all temples of Banaras are lit with millions of Diyas.

Like we celebrate the festival of lights - Diwali, the Dev Diwali festival is the Diwali festival of Gods and Goddesses who are believed to descend to Earth to bathe in the river Ganga on this day.

The tradition of lighting lamps on the Dev Deepawali festival at Varanasi was first started at the Panchganga Ghat in 1985.

People decorate their homes with oil lamps or diyas and colored designs or rangoli on their front doors on Dev Deepawali. Processions of decorated deities are taken out into the streets of Varanasi, oil lamps are set afloat on the Ganga river and firecrackers are burnt at night.

Ganga aarti is also performed in the evening.

dev deepawali in varanasi

Dev Diwali festival attracts lakhs of tourists not only from India but the whole World. Visitors get to see the beauty of Hindu culture when lakhs of lamps light the ghats and river in different colors and thousands of devotees gather in the evening on the ghats to watch the Ganga aarti which is performed by 21 young Brahmin priests and 24 young women.The rituals involve chanting hymns, rhythmic drum beating, conch shell blowing, and brazier burning.

Boat rides along the riverfront in the evening is quite popular among tourists, when all the ghats are lit with lamps and aarti is being performed.

Guru Nanak Jayanti and Jain light festival is also observed on this day.

Martyrs are remembered at Amar Jawan Jyoti at Dashashwamegh Ghat and at Rajendra Prasad Ghat. Ganga Seva Samiti organise this event having a patriotic significance.

Ganga Mahotsav

Ganga Mahotsav festival in Varanasi is celebrated over five days every year, which begins from Prabodhani Ekadashi to Kartik Poornima. The rich cultural heritage of Varanasi is showcased to tourists. Ganga Mahotsav festival includes popular cultural programs, classical music, a country boat race, a daily shilp mela (arts and crafts fair), sculpture displays, and martial arts. On Kartik Purnima day, traditional Dev Deepawali festival on the ghats of Ganga River glitter with millions of lit-up earthen lamps.

The Ganga Aarti you will see on the evening of Dev Deepawali is the most elaborate Ganga Aarti that is performed during the whole year.

The evening aarti at Assi Ghat is the nest thing visitors should go after. Reeva Ghat, Man Mandir Ghat, Kedar Ghat and Panch Ganga Ghat are also visited on the evening of Dev Deepawali in Varanasi.

Dev Diwali 2023 Muhurat

Dev Diwali 2023 Date - Sunday, November 26, 2023

Pradoshakal Dev Deepavali Muhurat - 05:08 PM to 07:47 PM
Duration - 02 Hours 39 Mins`    ` 

Purnima Tithi Begins - 03:53 PM on Nov 26, 2023
Purnima Tithi Ends - 02:45 PM on Nov 27, 2023

We at wishes Happy Dev Deepawali to all! 

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