Varanasi: PM Modi lights first diya on Dev Deepawali, enjoys laser present at Sarnath archaeological web site




oi-Madhuri Adnal


Up to date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020, zero:31 [IST]

New Delhi, Nov 30: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi lit the customary earthen lamp at Raj Ghat in Varanasi to mark the start of the celebrations that’s held on each ”poornima” of the hindu month of Kartik. Eleven lakh earthen lamps with be lighted on each the banks of the Ganga.

PM Modi lights the first diya of Dev Deepawali

Later, Prime Minister and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath watched a lightweight and sound present on Lord Buddha’s legacy and teachings on the Sarnath archaeological web site right here on Monday.

The Prime Minister additionally interacted with Buddhist monks there.

Accompanied by Adiyanath, Prime Minister Modi visited the Sarnath archaeological web site after taking part in Dev Deepawali celebrations on the Raj Ghat in Varanasi.

PM Narendra Modi and CM Yogi Adityanath witness gentle and sound present at Sarnath archaeological web site.

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The Dev Deepavali (“the Diwali of the Gods” or “Pageant of Lights of the Gods”[2]) is the pageant of Kartik Poornima celebrated in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

It falls on the complete moon of the Hindu month of Kartika (November – December) and takes place fifteen days after Diwali.

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The steps of all of the ghats on the riverfront of the Ganges River, from Ravidas Ghat on the southern finish to Rajghat, are lit with greater than one million earthen lamps (diyas) in honour of Ganga, the Ganges, and its presiding goddess.

The gods are believed to descend to Earth to wash within the Ganges on this present day.The pageant can also be noticed as Tripura Purnima Snan. The custom of lighting the lamps on the Dev Deepawali pageant day was first began on the Panchganga Ghat in 1985.

Throughout Dev Deepawali, homes are adorned with oil lamps and coloured designs on their entrance doorways. Firecrackers are burnt at night time, processions of adorned deities are taken out into the streets of Varanasi, and oil lamps are set afloat on the river.

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