Varanasi sparkles for ‘Dev Deepawali,’ with millions of lamps on Kartik Purnima

Visuals from Varanasi showed roads, intersections and prominent spots, dazzling the light.

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Varanasi is decked out in dazzling lights and decorations as it gets ready for the big ‘Dev Deepawali’ celebration on Monday. Known as "The Diwali of the Gods," Dev Deepavali takes place fifteen days after Diwali, on the full moon of the Hindu month of Kartik.

In observance of the Ganges River and its patron goddess, over a million clay lamps, or diyas, will be lit along the riverbank ghats from Ravidas Ghat to Rajghat.

Visuals from the city showed roads, intersections and prominent spots, dazzling the light.

A garland of lamps will be adorned on the crescent-shaped Ganga Ghats in Kashi, according to an official announcement from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO), Uttar Pradesh. A green aerial firework display is accompanied by a spectacle with firecrackers, lasers, and music under a starry sky as part of the event.

"Tourists will be able to enjoy a show of firecrackers, lasers and music under the moonlit sky. A show of green fireworks will also cover the sky while tunes and hymns of Shiva play in the background," said the release.
To make this a grand event, Uttar Pradesh government along with a laser show will also illuminate the ghats with 12 lakh earthen lamps (diyas).

Devotees take holy dip in River Ganga

According to an official release, around 7 to 8 lakh devotees are expected to reach Kashi on Dev Diwali. Keeping the security in mind, the administration is making strict security arrangements.
Apart from this, several devotees took holy dip in River Ganga and performed puja and rituals as the part of the celebration. 

Keeping the extensive security measures in mind, Varanasi's Police Commissioner, Mutha Ashok Jain, and District Magistrate, S Rajalingam, have informed the Chief Minister about the expected high attendance at seven prominent ghats during the upcoming Dev-Diwali celebration in Kashi.

To ensure the safety and security of these locations, Varanasi's Commissionerate Police has chalked out a comprehensive plan.

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