Event of Dev-Dipawali – The Ganga Mahaostav

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Celebrating the Ancient Faith

Events and festival are indispensable part of our culture, which infuses some chunks of merriment in our monotonous life by tantalizing the sleeping soul inside us. There are many unheard events of unseen places of vast land of India, which are unique in their way of celebration.

Here we are telling you about one such event which will surely intrigue the traveller inside you. Solely celebrated in Varanasi, this festival of lights i.e Dev Dipawali also known as Ganga Mahaostav occurs in the month of Kartik Purnima (October-November) – fifteen days after Diwali. With thousands of Diyas flickering, the legendary Ghats of Varanasi literally comes alive before the beholders on this auspicious day. Under the full moon light, the reflection of the flaming diyas on the Ganges water offers an awe-inspiring scene; which can never be encased in words. The serene panorama will make anyone believe, the thousands of years old faith that this very day God descended on the earth.

The busy Ghats get thronged by fervent pilgrims to take a holy dip in the sacred water of Ganges. The devout feeling of the devotees will surely make you believe the steadfast faith from perennial times, that the holy bath in Ganges liberates all the sins. In the evening all Ghats and temples of Varanasi get illuminated in the flare of burning earthen lamps, gleaming candles and sparkling crackers. The serene water of Ganges tinted with dots of floating Diyas presents a photogenic panorama. The adjoining buildings with Ghats also are embellished with earthen lamps and chains of beaded electrical lights, not leaving a single way to bathe the Ghats in brilliant blaze. Grand Maha-Aarti in the evening on Dasaswamedh Ghat evoking the spiritual kernel of every spectator attracts even the foreign travellers. With all these the legendary Ghats of Varanasi get vibrant with hustle and bustle of crowds, foreign travellers capturing the event, chanting of prayers and aroma of scented sticks. The scenic beauty can be best witnessed by taking a leisurely boat ride.

The celestial event calls multitudinous travellers from all over the world, articulating the rich and ancient culture of India. Be a part of this event, which is worthy attending by you at least once in the lifetime.