Dev Diwali 2023: Date, Story, Significance & Celebration

Dev Diwali 2023

Dev Diwali 2023: Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in India and is extremely important to Hindus on both a cultural and religious level. There is a lesser-known yet beautiful festival called Dev Diwali that falls under the umbrella of Diwali. We explore the history, customs, and spiritual significance of Dev Diwali in this article, as well as some of its unique aspects and experiences.

Dev Diwali 2023 Date

Dev Diwali is celebrated on Kartik Purnima every year. The day comes after the 15 Day of the Diwali festival. Devotees come together on the ghat of Varanasi and lit Diya on this auspicious occasion. This year Dev Diwali will be celebrated on 26 November as per the Hindu Lunar Calendar.

Significance of Dev Diwali

One should definitely donate a lamp on the last day of Kartik month. It is said in Agnipuran that there is no fast, neither was nor will there be more than a lamp. Scholars say that Lord Shiva has also told the importance of lamp donation to his son Kartikeya in Padma Purana.

Story Behind Dev Diwali

Mythological belief is that on this day Lord Shiva killed the demon Tripurasura. In this happiness, the gods and goddesses descended on the Ganga Ghat of Kashi and lit many Diyas. That is why it is called Dev Diwali. 

Dev Diwali Celebration

According to this tradition, devotees from all over the world bathe in holy rivers and donate lamps and seek blessings from the deities. Dev Diwali is celebrated at various places in India.

Dev Diwali in Varanasi

Dev Diwali was celebrated for the first time here after the expansion of the Vishwanath Corridor in Kashi and Mahakal Lok in Ujjain. 10 lakh lamps were lit on Monday evening at 88 Ghats in Varanasi. At the same time, the Kshipra beach got illuminated by the lamp donation. 

Also Read:- Famous Ghats in Varanasi


For both devotees and tourists, Dev Diwali, the celebration that blends the sacred and the cosmic, offers an unforgettable experience. It is a celebration that mixes the festive Diwali spirit with a strong spirituality, resulting in a mood of heavenly joy. As we observe this festival, let’s keep in mind how important it is to preserve and promote cultural festivals such as Dev Diwali, which serve as a reminder of our heritage and encourage a feeling of community and dedication among all.