Dev Deepawali 2020: Dev Diwali is an auspicious festival observed by Hindus in India. According to Hindu Panchang, the festival is celebrated every year on the full moon date of Kartik month.
The festivities begin on the day of Ekadashi Tithi of Kartik Shukla Paksha and conclude on the fifth day, i.e. the Purnima Tithi (Full Moon Night). It is referred to as Dev Diwali because it is believed to be the Deepavali celebrated by the Gods after Lord Shiva killed a trio of Asura brothers collectively known as Tripurasura.
Dev Diwali 2020: Date
Dev Deepawali or Diwali is celebrated on Kartik Poornima, 15 days after Diwali – the festival of lights. This year, Dev Diwali will be celebrated on November 29, 2020.
Dev Diwali 2020: Purnima Tithi
As per the drikpanchang, the Purnima Tithi begins at 12:47 pm on November 29, 2020, and ends at 2:59 pm on November 30, 2020.
Dev Diwali 2020: Shubh muhurat
The Dev Diwali Puja is performed during Pradosh Kaal. As per the drikpanchang, the Pradoshakal Dev Deepavali muhurat is from 5:08 pm to 7:47 pm (Duration: 02 hours 40 mins)
Significance of Dev Diwali:
It is believed that on Dev Diwali the Gods descend on Earth on the full moon night of Kartik Purnima, which falls 15 days after Diwali (Kartik Amavasya). Dev Diwali is celebrated to mark the victory of Lord Shiva over the demon Tripurasur. Hence, Dev Deepawali Utsav is also known as Tripurotsav or Tripurari Purnima. Dev Diwali this year on Kartik Purnima also coincides with the lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan on November 30.
Rituals of Dev Diwali:
The festival is celebrated 15 days after Diwali. Diwali takes place on the day of Kartik Amavasya and Dev Diwali takes place on Kartik Purnima. The devotees visit Kashi on this day and the ghats are well lit with diyas and lamps. Ganga Pujan and Aarti also take place on this day. Devotees take a dip in the holy Ganga in Kashi and worship Lord Shiva.