Prime Minister Narendra Modi lighting a lamp to launch Dev Deepwali Mahtosav in Varanasi on Sunday. (Photo/ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi lighting a lamp to launch Dev Deepwali Mahtosav in Varanasi on Sunday. (Photo/ANI)

PM Modi attends Dev Deepawali Mahotsav in Varanasi

ANI | Updated: Nov 30, 2020 18:40 IST


Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], November 30 (ANI): 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 Adiyanath for the ceremony.
Some 15 lakh diyas lit up on the ghats of Ganga to mark the beginning of celebrations on the occasion of Kartik Purnima. Classical 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.
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 .

On the occasion of Dev Deepawali, lighting of lamps and cultural programmes were organised at 15 Ghats of Ganga river in Varanasi. A laser show was also organised on this occasion. (ANI)

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