Dev Diwali 2021 The festival of Dev Deepawali is celebrated on the full moon day of Kartik month. On this day, there is a law to donate a lamp in the Ganges river of Banaras. Let us know about the tradition of Dev Deepawali and the importance of lamp donation on this day.
Dev Diwali 2021: The festival of Dev Diwali is celebrated on the full moon day of Kartik month. Kartik Purnima has a special place in Hinduism. It is believed that on this day Lord Vishnu took the Matsya avatar and protected the earth from the cataclysm. On the other hand, Lord Shiva had on this day ended the demon Tripurasur and liberated the gods from his terror. It is believed that the deity himself celebrates the festival of Deepawali on this day. This year the festival of Dev Deepawali will be celebrated on 19th November. On this day, there is a law to donate a lamp in the Ganges river. Let us know about the tradition of Dev Deepawali and the importance of lamp donation on this day.
What is the tradition of Dev Deepawali
The festival of Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in Hinduism. However, it is organized on the new moon day of Kartik month. On this day the general public celebrates the festival in the joy of the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya. But on the full moon day of Kartik month, the deities themselves come to Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges and celebrate Diwali. This day is called Dev Deepawali. According to the legend, on this day Lord Shiva killed Tripurasura with his trident. In the joy of being freed from the terror of Tripurasur, the deities come to Varanasi to worship Lord Shiva and celebrate Diwali.
Importance of lamp donation on Dev Deepawali
There is a law to donate lamps especially in the Ganges river or other holy rivers on the day of Dev Deepawali. It is believed that on this day the deities themselves celebrate Diwali at the ghats of Ganga ji in Banaras. Donating lamps and lamps on the ghats of river Ganges on this day is considered equivalent to celebrating Deepawali with the deities. On this day Lord Vishnu took the incarnation of Matsya. Therefore, by donating a lamp on Dev Deepawali, the gates of Baikunth Lok are opened.