How India celebrates Varanasi Dev Deepawali festival

By Shivani Kalra and Naveen Singh

dev deepawali varanasi by Shivani Kalra

Dev Deepawali festival is celebrated on Kartik Purnima, the Hindu calendar Kartik month’s full moon night. It a beautiful celebration by the people of Varanasi for mother Ganga and all are welcome to join the celebration.

Deepak Singh, an alumnus of BHU, remembers the boatrides he took, to make the most of this beautiful festival.

varanasi boats by naveen singh

varanasi dev deepawali ghats by naveen singh

varanasi ganga arti by naveen singh

varanasi river ganga by night by naveen singh

dev deepawali varanasi by naveen singh

And quiet flows the Ganga by day…

ganga boatride varanasi by shivani kalra

ganga ghats varanasi by shivani kalra

ganga varanasi by shivani kalra

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Shivani Kalra is an amateur photographer, based in Lucknow, India. A post-graduate from Lucknow University, she  loves exploring new places and reading.                      

Naveen Singh is a sales professional, based in Varanasi, India. A post-graduate from the legendary Banaras Hindu University, he enjoys cricket, travelling and meeting people.

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