Dev Deepawali / DevDiwali is one of the most significant festivals celebrated in Varanasi. It is observed on Kartik Poornima, according to Hindu calendar, Vikram Samwat. This year it falls on 3rd November as per English calendar. On the day of Kartik Purnima people in Varanasi decorate bank of Ganga river with flowers and Devotees take a dip in the holy river of Ganga. It is believed that on dev Diwali all Hindu god goddess come to Lord Shiva’s Place, Kashi on the bank of Holy river Ganga to celebrate this Festival. Devotees light diyas and believe for the happiness of their family.
According to Hindu mythology on this day Lord Shiva killed demon Tripurasur and this festival is also called as Tripurotsav or Tripura Purnima or Tripurari Purnima. A Grand celebration of Dev Diwali is organized at Kriyaghat in Varanasi. In Varanasi, Dev Diwali is celebrated on 87 ghats which are spread out over 14 km with thousand of diyas. As per the Ghat committee’s chairman Laxmikant Pandey, the Ghat will be decorated with 4380 lamps.
Bajda, a big boat ride is famous in ghats of Varanasi on dev Diwali boatmen decorate their boat for the rides. Usually, the Bajda boat rented out for about 3000-5000 rupees but on Dev Deepawali festival is costing up to Rs 2,00,000.
Dev Diwali Muhurat and Timings
Purnima Tithi starts on Nov 03 at 01:47 PM
Purnima Tithi ends on Nov 04, 10:52 AM