Dev Diwali is observed on Kartik Purnima and popularly celebrated along the Ganga River banks in Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) and other holy places in India. In 2021, Dev Diwali date is November 19.
This festival is dedicated to River Ganga and devotees pay their tribute to Ganga Mata. It is believed that on Dev Deepavali, Gods descend on Earth.
During Dev Diwali, a cultural festival called ‘Ganga Mahotsav is celebrated in Varanasi. Prabodhini Ekadashi is the important day in these celebrations. Large number of people throngs to Dasaswamedh Ghat to witness the event.
Kartik Snan and Deepdaan are main rituals performed during Dev Diwali. At the time of sunrise devotees do Kartik Snan and in the evenings they perform Deepotsav. Deepotsav is lightening Diyas or earthen lamps.
Deepotsav is an eye-catching celebration on Dev Deepavali day. ‘Ganga Aarti is the grand event to participate on this day. Large number of people performs Aarti to Ganga Mata amidst the multitude prayers and mantras.
Panchang, 19 November 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:26 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 05:25 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 05:26 PM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : No Moonset
Tithi : Purnima upto 02:26 PM Pratipada
Nakshatra : Krittika upto 04:29 AM, Nov 20 Rohini
Yoga : Parigha upto 03:52 AM, Nov 20 Shiva
Karana : Bava upto 02:26 PM Balava upto 03:44 AM, Nov 20 Kaulava
Weekday : Shukrawara
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Kartika – Purnimanta Kartika – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit : 11:34 AM to 12:17 PM
Amrit Kalam : 01:47 AM, Nov 20 to 03:35 AM, Nov 20
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 10:33 AM to 11:56 AM
Yamaganda : 02:40 PM to 04:02 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 07:49 AM to 09:11 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 08:38 AM to 09:22 AM 12:17 PM to 01:01 PM
Varjyam : 02:59 PM to 04:47 PM