What is Dev Deepawali?
The festival is celebrated on the day of Kartik Purnima, 15 days after Diwali, when the heavens literally fall in the city of Varanasi. Mostly, it takes place fifteen days after Diwali. Dev Deepawali is celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva, who won over three demons, namely Vidyunmali, Tarakaksha, and Viryavana, together known as Tripurasura. It is believed that Gods come to celebrate the victory in the town of Lord Shiva every year on the day of Kartik Purnima.
In 2022, Dev Deepawali in Varanasi will be celebrated on 07th November 2022. The entire stretch of the banks of Ganga will be illuminated with innumerable earthen lamps, colourful electric lights, and façade lights. Besides, cultural activities will also be held at 15 ghats adding grandeur to the festival.