Dev Diwali and Diwali are both auspicious festivals celebrated yearly in Varanasi and this place is called the holy city of India. The festival is celebrated to memorialize the triumph of Lord Shiva over the demon Tripurasur, which is why it is also recognized as Tripurotsav or Tripura Purnima. Every year Dev Diwali is celebrated on the day of Kartik Purnima.
Usually, Dev Diwali is celebrated in the Northern parts of India such as Varanasi and Uttar Pradesh. Same to Diwali Dev Diwali is also called the Festival of lights and it falls exactly 15 days after the main Diwali. Devotees offer special prayers and light lamps just as they do in Diwali as a tribute to Lord Shiva who defeated the demon Tripurasur.
Varanasi Celebrates Dev Diwali
- Celebrations of Dev Diwali start with offering prayers to Ganesh Vandana and flowers to Lord Ganesh, this is followed by the offering of lit earthen lamps known as deepdaan. Along with that, they call 21 Brahmins and 41 young girls with the chanting of Vedic mantras in the background.
- Kartik Snan means a dip in the river Ganges on this auspicious day taken by many Devotees, this ritual is believed to rid a person of their sins.
- Many people also organize in their households Akhand Ramayan followed by Bhoj where food is offered to people.
Dev Diwali 2022 Dates
After 15 days of Diwali the festival of Dev Diwali comes and this year the date of Dev Diwali is 7th November 2022 Monday.
Varanasi Ghats In Dev Diwali
Dev Diwali in Varanasi means peace as well as the best views of the Indian Holy City. Every Ghat, like Ravidas Ghat, Ganga Ghat, and many more ghats and temples lit up with the earthen ghee diyas. God sinks to Varanasi on this auspicious occasion to take a dip in River Ganga, which is why this festival is so popular. On the night of the main festival, thousands of people, locals, and tourists alike come to watch the spectacular and elaborate aarti at the river ghats. Thousands of diyas lit all over the place. Even though there is a large number of public present there the view is magical.
How To Reach Varanasi?
Varanasi airport is well-linked to some of the major cities in India like Delhi and Mumbai. International tourists can board connecting flights from Delhi airport which is well-connected to all the major cities in the world.
Varanasi is connected to major cities of Uttar Pradesh and neighboring states by state-run buses. Private air-conditioned buses are also available from nearby cities to Varanasi.
The Varanasi railway station is connected to major cities of India via rail. Tourists can hire a taxi or a cab from the railway station to explore the city.
Accommodations In Varanasi
Along with enjoying the Dev Diwali in the Holy place enjoy staying in the best hotels and Dharamshala that we have a list for you all and that is mentioned down. Explore the city and feel peace in your life while attending the Dev Diwali festival in Varanasi.