Dev Deepawali 2022: Why Is The Bank Of The Ganges In Varanasi So Much Space In The Country?: Dev Diwali is celebrated 15 days after Diwali. It is said that on this day the gods come to earth and lamps are lit to welcome them. Dev Diwali will be celebrated on November 7 this year! On this day, a colorful aarti will be lit on the banks of the Ganges in India’s holy and centuries-old city of Varanasi! Why is Aarti on the banks of the Ganges? get to know
November 7 is the Monday of Chaturdarshi and Kartik Shukla paksha. Chaturdashi Thithi will be on November 7 till 4:15 pm. Then Purnima Tithi will begin. Actually, this full moon of Kartik month will last 2 days! When the Purnima is 2 days long, the Purnima Vrat is observed on the first day. On the second day, the full moon of bathing and giving is celebrated. Experts say that since the moon will rise fully in the sky on November 7, Purnima Vrat will be observed on that day. Dev Diwali will also be celebrated on November 7 this year. Basically, Dev Diwali is celebrated 15 days after Diwali. It is said that on the day of Dev Diwali, the gods come to earth, and lamps are lit on earth to welcome them. Lamps are also lit in the Shiva temple in the evening on this day as per the scriptures. Apart from the Shiva temple, lamps are lit in other temples, at road junctions, and under Ashworth trees and tulsi trees. Apart from lighting the lamp, there is also the custom of visiting Lord Shiva and worshiping him on this day. In this practice, people gain knowledge and wealth. With it, health is good and life span is increased.
This festival has special significance in the Varanasi state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Varanasi is believed to be the city of Mahadev. This city is also known as the city of Holy Ghats. On the day of Dev Diwali, all the devotees of Bholenath celebrate the festival of Dev Diwali by lighting lakhs of lamps at the ghats of Maa Ganga together.
According to popular belief, on this day all the deities come to Kashi Ghat and celebrate Diwali in the joy of Mahadev’s arrival. Goddess Ganga is worshiped on this day. From Ravidas Ghat in Kashi to Leap Raj Ghat, lakhs of Diya are lit. The question is why Dev Diwali is so important in Kashi.
Know the reason to celebrate Dev Diwali in Varanasi
The reason for celebrating Dev Diwali in Kashi is related to the Leela of God. According to legend, once upon a time, a demon named Tripurasura became very powerful. It even seized the heavens from the hands of the gods. It is believed that Tripurasur meditated for a long time at Prayag and the firmness of his penance caused the heavens and the earth to tremble. Satisfied by Tripurasura’s penance, Brahmadev appeared to him and asked for Tripurasura’s bride. He wanted such a boon that no god, man, woman, creature, animal, bird, or nocturnal could kill him. Tripurasur became immortal after receiving this boon. He started tyranny on earth. He also looked at the sky. The gods started losing their fight with him. No god could kill him. Even Vishnu deva refused to destroy him. But he told Vishnu all the gods to go and pray to Mahadeva.
Brahma and all the gods approached Shiva and prayed to him to kill Tripurasura. Mahadeva traveled to the three worlds in search of Tripurasura. Then Mahadeva killed Tripurasura in the form of Ardhanarishvara during Pradosha on the day of Kartika Purnima. Since then all the deities in Kashi have light lamps in celebration of Shiva’s victory which is known as Dev Diwali. It is said that Dev Diwali was celebrated here for the first time in 1915 by lighting thousands of lamps.