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How Dev Deepawali was Celebrated

Please click on the images for glimpses of how Dev Deepawali, also known as the festival of Kartik Poornima, was celebrated across India.

IMAGE: Devotees light diyas at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, in Prayagraj. Photograph: PTI Photo

 

IMAGE: Girls hold a sky lantern on the banks of the Ganga in Varanasi. Photograph: PTI Photo

 

IMAGE: Priests perform the maha aarti on the banks of the Ganga in Varanasi. Photograph: PTI Photo

 

IMAGE: A woman lights diyas at the Sri Kapaleeswarar temple at Mylapore in Chennai on the occasion of the Karthigai Deepam festival. Photograph: PTI Photo

 

IMAGE: People float diyas at the Banganga tank in Mumbai. Photograph: ANI Photo Photo

 

IMAGE: Devotees light diyas at the Banganga tank in Mumbai. Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: Devotees hold thalis of diyas at the Banganga tank in Mumbai. Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: Diyas are lit on the banks of the Ganga in Prayagraj. Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: Assortment of diyas on the banks of the Ganga in Varanasi. Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: A magnificient view of diyas on the Ganga ghats in Varanasi. Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: Scenes from the celebration in Varanasi. Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: Devotees gather to light diyas in Varanasi. Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: Aarti on the banks of the Sangam in Prayagraj. Photograph: Ritesh Shukla/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Lighting diyas on the banks of the Sangam in Prayagraj. Photograph: Ritesh Shukla/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Devotees light diyas on the banks of the Sangam in Prayagraj. Photograph: Ritesh Shukla/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Girls light diyas on the banks of the Sangam in Prayagraj. Photograph: Ritesh Shukla/Reuters

 

Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/Rediff.com
Feature Presentation: Aslam Hunani/Rediff.com


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