Dev Deepawali in Varanasi

Tripoto
25th Jul 2019
Photo of Dev Deepawali in Varanasi by Anant Singh Rajput
Day 1

Varanasi , spiritual capital of India . It always a great experience to travel  place during festival .  Varanasi is best to visit during the festival of Dev Deepawali it takes place 15 days after Deepawali .
Millions of earthen lamps are lit in honour of river ganga . And the oil lamps are set afloat on river Ganga.
I was staying at a hostel which was very close to Assi Ghat . Name of that hostel was hostale and there were cheap bed and charge was 300₹/day and the service was good . I met other travelers too in the hostel and thats the reason why I like hostels because we share our experiences with others .
I left the hostel in the evening and headed for ghat . As I reached to Assi Ghat some of my photographer Friends joined me  .  After the sunset people started gathering at the Ghats for the festival . They were preparing and decorating the ghats with earthen lamps .

Photo of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Anant Singh Rajput
Photo of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Anant Singh Rajput
Photo of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Anant Singh Rajput
Photo of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Anant Singh Rajput
Photo of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Anant Singh Rajput
Photo of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Anant Singh Rajput
Photo of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Anant Singh Rajput
Photo of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Anant Singh Rajput

There were lots of cultural events on the Ghats . After walk of 3km we reached to Dashwaswameth Ghat for evening Ganga Aarti.

Photo of Dev Deepawali in Varanasi by Anant Singh Rajput
Photo of Dev Deepawali in Varanasi by Anant Singh Rajput

After the Ganga Aarti we headed towards Manikarnika Ghat where the Hindu cremation takes place . It was a very sad moment to see the burning bodies and we came to realise the sad truth about life .

Photo of Dev Deepawali in Varanasi by Anant Singh Rajput
Photo of Dev Deepawali in Varanasi by Anant Singh Rajput

Then we all decided to go to a local Restaurant for dinner . After having dinner we headed back to out hostel.

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