Diwali of Lords: The Dev Diwali Celebration in Varanasi

23rd Nov 2018
Photo of Diwali of Lords: The Dev Diwali Celebration in Varanasi by RD Prajapati
Day 1

Deepawali is considered as the biggest celebration in India. Though, across the country, Diwali is celebrated with joy. It is believed that festivals and happiness have arrived with Diwali. After Diwali, on the day of Kartik Purnima, Dev Diwali is celebrated in Banaras. This festival is of public opinion, its joy and joy.

Photo of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by RD Prajapati

So Kashi is one of the sacred saints of the country. This place is famous for hundreds of temples, ghats, land of ancient traditions and the life of Goddess Ganga. Benaras is counted among the oldest living cities of the world which have been living on earth since eternity. Perhaps for this reason many festivals and festivals are celebrated throughout the year on this holy land.

There is a wonderful charm and deep faith in these public festivals. There is such a link to the festival of Banaras. Here is the 'Diva Deepawali' festival. The people here believe that when people living on Earth celebrate Diwali, one side of them is the lamp of the deities on the Kartik full moon. To celebrate Diwali, gods are descended from heaven in invisible form on the holy ghats of the Ganges. This festival is a special part of the ancient culture of Benares.

Dev Diwali Celebration

Photo of Diwali of Lords: The Dev Diwali Celebration in Varanasi by RD Prajapati

This festival is Baba Vishwanath's every person born in Kashi Nagar. It is a tradition that on Dev Diwali, people of every city, group, organization and institution of the city come to decorate the ghats of Ganga according to their faith and strength. The whole city is like a crowd of people.

Evening boat ride

Photo of Diwali of Lords: The Dev Diwali Celebration in Varanasi by RD Prajapati

Throughout the day people buy lamp from the market and they go towards Ganga Ghats due to evening. The Local Administration and Uttar Pradesh Toturyism Department together organize this festival as a special celebration in the form of Ganga Festival. This festival lasted five days.

Various cultural events are organized here during this five-day festival. Among them, many celebrities of classical music distract them with their handsome presentations. There is also a lot of foreign tourists in such programs. In the craft fair that took place at the Ganga Festival, the salon was also interested in folk art crafts in Uttar Pradesh, besides purchasing custom crafts.

Assi Ghat

Photo of Diwali of Lords: The Dev Diwali Celebration in Varanasi by RD Prajapati

On the last day of the Ganga Mahotsav, the grand form of the festival is celebrated on Kartik Purnima, when numerous lamps are lit by devotees on the holy ghats of the Ganga, which is a supernatural scene. The local people and the municipal corporation have done the cleansing of the ghats several days ago, and on the day of Div Diwali, people flock to countless lamps on these ghats. Women on all the ghats were engaged in worship worship.


Photo of Diwali of Lords: The Dev Diwali Celebration in Varanasi by RD Prajapati

After the afternoon the lamp is started and all the ferries are filled with lights till the evening. People see this amazing scene from far away. Native American tourists observe this whole scene with boating. Deep chains look as if the flickering stars of the sky have come down to Earth. The crowd of crowds gather from the evenings on the ghats and becomes very crowded at night. People immerse flowers and lamps in the Ganges.


To take full fun of Goddess Diwali, you should reach Eshi Ghat after noon. Eighty Ghat is situated at the end of the Ganga Ghats. Ganga Seva Samiti also arranges for worship on this ghat. If you want to see Goddess Diwali while boating, then you will get the boat from here.

From Eighty Ghats to Harishchandra Ghat, Dashashmeshh Ghat, Rajendra Prasad Ghat, as far as the Ghat Jaat Ghat is filled with the light of the lights. There are over 80 ferries here. There is a famous Kund on Kedar Ghat. It is such a belief that here it is fulfilled on the demand of veneration for the children. There are some historical connections with all the ghats here. Most of the ferries were built by the kings. Like the Janki Ghat, the Rani of Surasand Estate, Rajkot of Panchkot Ghat, Madhya Pradesh and Manmandir Ghat was built by Raja Jai ​​Singh of Jaipur.

Kedar Ghat

Maharaat started on Rajendra Prasad Ghat only in the evening. The priests engaged on the line were engrossed in the arti of the Ganga, for a big lamp in their hands. The wharf excited by the fragrance of flame-frankincense.

In the Mahara of Mother Ganges, the mantras came out of the mouth of the priests. The Ghosh sound of Har Har Gange was resonant in all four directions. Such a superhuman sight that can not be seen in the eyes. The tornado of the horns, the gongs, and the dumru were such that as if in the heaven, Parveen Dev could be following his own self.


Just as the Dasuhar of Mysore is famous and people come from far away, Dev Devali is also world famous, people come from foreign countries to see it. Once in your life, be sure to see Goddess Diwali. Because this festival is celebrated according to the date of the Hindu Calendar, so check the dates once before going.

My advice: If you want to capture God Divali by sitting in the boat, you will not get good shots because the boat is very distant from the ghats and is constantly moving.

This entire program runs late at night. By night the weather gets a little cold. So go with the arrangement of winter.

Friends will meet again, on a visit to a new city in Bharat Darshan, be happy and keep on walking,