Dev Diwali 2018 date is on Thursday, 22nd November.
Deva Deepawali or Dev Diwali is the festival celebrated every year in Varanasi (Kashi) on Kartik Purnima day. It is celebrated to mark the victory of Lord Shiva over demon Trupurasura. The festival is also Known as Tripurotsav.
Rituals on Dev Diwali 2018
The main ritual is performed on this day is Karthika Snan i.e., taking holy bath in the Ganges river and offering of oil lighted lamps to Ganga.
Kartik Poornima is associated with Prabodhini Ekadashi. The 5-day festivals start on Prabodhini Ekadashi (11th lunar day of Kartika) and conclude on Kartik Poornima. The festival at Varanasi is also called as Ganga Mahotsav.