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Dev Diwali 2021 – The Best Time To Visit Varanasi

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Our country is full of festivals, and Dev Deepawali is just around the corner, which comes just a few days after Diwali. In the Northern part of India, this is a spiritually significant celebration that is observed with a large number of diyas.

Dev Deepawali is called the Diwali of the Gods, which is mainly observed in Varanasi.  It falls on Prabodhini Ekadashi, the last day of the Ganga Mahotsav and celebrates the triumph of Lord Shiva over the demon Tripurasur.  

Dev Diwali 2021: Important Date and timings

Dev Deepavali Date: Nov 18, 2021, Thursday

Pradosh Kaal Dev Deepavali Muhurat: 05:09 PM to 07:47 PM

Duration: 02 Hours 38 Mins

Purnima Tithi Begins: 12:00 PM on Nov 18, 2021

Purnima Tithi Ends: 02:26 PM on Nov 19, 2021

The Dev Diwali Story: Why Is Dev Deepavali Celebrated?

There are several stories associated with the festival of Dev Diwali. The festival is also known as Triporuttsav or Tripuri Purnima as it celebrates Lord Shiva’s triumph over Tripurasur.

Some also believe that it represents the birth anniversary of Lord Kartik, Lord Shiva’s son, while others believe that it marked the day of Lord Vishnu when he took his first incarnation, as ‘Matsya’. At the same time, Varanasi celebrates Dev Diwali in its own unique way.

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Importance of Celebrating Dev Diwali In Varanasi

Varanasi is a dream place for tourists and spiritual seekers. People travel to this city and spend days seeking spiritual peace and relaxing on the banks of the Holy River Ganga. They also pay a visit to the temples, the reason why Varanasi is generally known as the ‘City of Temples’.

Dev Deepawali in Varanasi, also known as Dev Diwali, is the time of year when Varanasi genuinely seems to be a home of the Gods. Dev Deepawali is also known as the “City of Lights” for Varanasi. If you get a chance to see the Dev Diwali of Varanasi, you would really have an amazing experience.

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Rituals Of Dev Diwali 2021

The rituals are fascinating as Dev Deepawali is the last day of the Diwali celebration and has significant meaning and importance for the holy land.

The day begins with ‘Kartik Snan,’ a holy dip in the Ganga early in the morning. It is then ended by the lighting of oil lamps on the stairs of the river’s banks. Then, along with ‘Ganga Aarti,’ 24 Brahmins recite 24 holy chants and Vedic mantras. Varanasi’s ‘Ganga Aarti’ is a lovely sight that will leave you speechless.

Aside from being a religious celebration following Diwali, the day also remembers martyrs at the ghats. The Ganges offers prayers and a powerful Aarti, which the people must watch.

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A Spectacle Of Lights

Everyone must watch the celebrations of the Dev Diwali in Varanasi. It is a beautiful site where everything appears beautiful as if stars had come to Earth. It is said that gods visited Varanasi and took a holy bath in the sacred Ganges. All of these events together make Dev Diwali highly auspicious and significant. That’s why tourists from different places visit here at this time. The beautiful Aarti performed at night attracts a large number of tourists. All the temples and ghats are decorated with diyas or earthen lamps. Millions of lamps are lighted and set along the ghat of the river. Despite the large crowd, the sight is wonderful to watch.

The Grand Ganga Aarti

When in Varanasi, you do not miss Ganga Aarti or the prayers. The ghats are crowded with people from all over the country and the world. Also, the Dashashwamedh ghat is filled with an exuberant crowd. The Ganga Aarti on the evening of Dev Deepawali is the most beautiful Aarti that is organised during the year.

The enormous number of earthen lamps lights on the ghats will surely make you happy. On Dev Deepawali, people should also visit Man Mandir Ghat, Reeva Ghat, Panch Ganga, and Kedar Ghat Ghat.

May the light of diyas take away all your sorrows and fill your life with new light and hope. Happy Dev Diwali!

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The GaneshaSpeaks.com Team

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