Most of the people must be planning to witness the huge celebration of Dev Diwali in Varanasi. There must be a lot of confusion among tourists across the world. We are going to tell you exact date for Dev Diwali in Varanasi. But before you must all thinking about Why Dev Diwali is celebrated with huge enthusiasm in the cultural capital Varanasi.
Dev Diwali or Dev Deepawali is an Indian Festival which is celebrated on the full moon day (Purnima) in the month of Kartik (Gregorian Calendar – November- December) every year. Dev Diwali is also known as the ‘Festival of Lights, of the Gods’. This is the day when gods descend on earth to celebrate Diwali. Usually this festival takes place fifteen days after Diwali.
In 2018, this year Dev Diwali is taking Place on 23rd November.
Most of the people getting confused about the dates available on Google. So let me clarify, according to the Drikpanchang, Purnima Tithi begins on 12:52 on 22nd Nov and ends at 11:09 on 23rd Nov. The actual tradition is, that women take holy bath in the morning time of Purnima Tithi, which is falling on 23rd Morning. And as per the tradition, on the day of bath, the same evening Dev Diwali is organized.
This was about date clarification. You may read on google why is this festival celebrated. In this Blog I am going to explain you what you can witness on the auspicious day & night. So early morning as I said on 23rd November, pilgrims from across India thronged at the five kilometers stretch of Ganga Ghat to have holy bath and offer earthen Diyas (light) to Goddess Ganges. You may witness thousands and lacks of devotees across the Ghats from Assi to Rajghat. But mainly 5-6 Ghats remains much crowded because of their historical importance. So on this day, women including men keep fast and chant the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra to please the Gods and Goddesses.
The entire ghats of Ganga from Assi to Varuna is decorated with Diyas and floral in the water of the Ganges to welcome the Gods who are believed to descend on Earth. Lacks of people thronged at every ghats to witness the celebration of lights. Thousands of Diyas are kept all along the Ghats. Ganga Aarti is performed in the evening on each Ghat.
If you like Indian cultural classical music and dance you may visit to nearby Ghat where five day festival ‘Ganga Mahotsav’ is organized. Various renowned singers, artistes, musician give their performance. The sky is filled with beautiful and eye catching fire crackers.