PM Modi attends Dev Deepawali Mahotsav in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lit the customary first diya at the Raj Ghat in Varanasi and launched the Dev Deepawali Mahotsav. The Prime Minister was accompanied by state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the ceremony.

Uttar Pradesh, Nov 30 (ANI): A general view of lightings at Ganga Ghats as Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends an event on the occasion of Dev Deepawali in Varanasi on Monday. (ANI Photo)

Around 15 lakh earthen lamps were lightened on the Ghats of Ganga to mark the beginning of celebrations on the occasion of the Kartik Purnima. Odissi dancers performed during the occasion.

Dev Deepawali is a function after Deepawali when a large number of lamps are lit on the banks of rivers and other places on Kartik Purnima.

Uttar Pradesh, Nov 30 (ANI): People light earthen lamps and make a rangoli with the colors of the national flag on the occasion of Dev Deepawali in Prayagraj on Monday. (ANI Photo)

 

Prime Minister Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reached Raj Ghat for Dev Deepawali Mahotsav after offering prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi. They also visited the site of Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor Project. Ghats of Varanasi were decorated in view of Modi’s visit.
After inaugurating the ceremony he said, “No matter how much things have changed due to COVID19 none can change the ‘Urja’, Bhakti’ and ‘Shakti’ of Kashi: PM Modi at Dev Deepawali Mahotsav in Varanasi.”

He also made a mention about the statuette of the Annapurna deity which was stolen over 100 years ago, is now on its way back here. “It is a matter of great fortune that ‘Mata Annapurna’ will come back to her original home. Statues of our deities are part of our priceless legacy, ” he said.

On the occasion of Dev Deepawali, lighting of lamps and cultural prolamps and cultural programs were organized at 15 Ghats of Ganga river in Varanasio organised on this occasion.

(With ANI inputs)

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