Dev Diwali 2023: Muhurat, History, and Significance

Dev Diwali, also known as Deepawali, is a revered Indian festival with immense significance for the Hindu community. This auspicious celebration is just around the corner, and devotees are eagerly preparing to mark it with enthusiasm. Dev Diwali falls on Sunday, November 26 this year. It is an annual festival celebrated across the country, including Gujarat.

Coinciding with Kartik Purnima, the festivities commence on the Ekadashi tithi of Kartik Shukla Paksha and culminate on the fifth day, Kartik Purnima tithi (full moon night). Dev Deepawali commemorates Lord Shiva’s victory over the demon Tripurasura, and it is often referred to as Tripurotsav or Tripurari Purnima.

Dev Diwali in Varanasi: A Spiritual Spectacle
Varanasi, with its timeless charm, holds a unique place in the celebration of Dev Diwali. Believed to be the very spot where deities descend to Earth to bathe in the holy Ganges River, Varanasi becomes a sacred stage for this joyous occasion.

On the divine day of Kartik Purnima, devotees embark on a spiritual journey, taking a holy bath in the Ganga River and illuminating the surroundings with the glow of earthen lamps, or diyas. Witness the magical transformation as millions of diyas light up the steps of the Ganga ghats and temples throughout Varanasi, creating a mesmerising spectacle that reverberates with spiritual energy.

Dev Diwali 2023 Celebrations in Gujarat

In Gujarat, the revered Lili Parikrama that starts on Ekadashi concludes on Dev Deepawali. This event is attended by thousands of people. Diyas and firecrackers are lit on Dev Deepawali night. Annakut is organised in various mandirs in Ahmedabad on this occasion. The famous Santram temple of Nadiad, on the occasion of Dev Diwali, gets decorated with thousands of oil lamps every year.

Dev Diwali 2023: History and Significance
Legend has it that Lord Shiva’s triumph over the demon Tripurasura is commemorated on this auspicious day. Gods and goddesses, celebrating this victory, descend on Varanasi to light millions of diyas. This triumph of good over evil symbolises the essence of Dev Diwali.

For those planning to partake in the festivities, the Pradoshakal Dev Deepavali Muhurat is from 5:08 PM to 7:47 PM on November 26, 2023. Make sure to take advantage of this opportune time to engage in the rituals and experience the divine ambiance that envelops the country during Dev Diwali. DeshGujarat