The only place in the world where Diwali is celebrated twice a year, the festival lasts for a month

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New Delhi: The whole country has recently got up from the festive mode to the working mode. However, in many places, the festive season is still on due to Chhath. People across the country have recently celebrated Diwali with great fanfare. But do you know that Diwali does not come only once a year. Let us tell you that Varanasi is the only place in the whole country where Deepawali is celebrated not once but twice. Out of this, one Diwali is related to humans, while the other Diwali belongs to the gods, which people know by the name of Dev Deepawali.

All the gods and goddesses come down to earth

This great festival of lights is celebrated after Kartik month on Kartik Purnima. This year this holy festival will be celebrated on 19 November 2021. On the day of Dev Deepawali, when lakhs of diyas are lit together on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi, it seems as if all the gods and goddesses from the sky have descended on the earth.

Kashi has been decorated to welcome the gods

Preparations are in the final stage to celebrate Dev Deepawali, the festival of deities descending on Kashi. Only 12 more days are left when 84 Ganga Ghats will be illuminated simultaneously by the light of lamps. Before the lighting of the lamps, the faces of the businessmen associated with the tourism industry have blossomed in Kashi. Actually, given Dev Deepawali, where the booking of hotels has been completed. At the same time, booking of the budget is being done for two and a half to three lakh rupees for three hours.

This is how Dev Deepawali is celebrated.

There is great importance of lighting diyas on the river banks on the day of Dev Deepawali. This is why on this day, all the ghats of Varanasi are seen lit with lamps to see which people reach Varanasi from the country and abroad every year. People book hotels and boat months in advance to see the grand view of Dev Deepawali and capture it in their cameras. Seeing the ghats of the Ganges drenched in light, every person gets lost in it and wants to be immersed in the coolness and purity of the Ganges.

Such is the importance of this day

According to the legend, Lord Shiva killed Tripurasura, and hence it is also called Tripurari Purnima. On this occasion, Diwali is celebrated with great pomp in the city of Baba Vishwanath. Apart from this, it is believed that Lord Vishnu had also taken Matsyaavatar on Kartik Purnima. Sikh Guru Nanak Dev Ji was also born on this day, and that is why this day is also known as Nanak Purnima. Along with this, special worship of Tulsi Ji and Lord Shaligram is also done on the day of Dev Deepawali.

This is how it started in Kashi.

It is believed that the beginning of celebrating Dev Deepawali in Varanasi in this way was started in 1986 through the then Kashi King Dr. Vibhuti Narayan Singh. After this, gradually, it became famous as Maha Mahotsav.

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