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After Ayodhya Deepotsav, now preparations for Divya Dev-Deepawali in Kashi

Lucknow. After celebrating the supernatural Deepotsav in Ayodhya, now the Yogi government has started preparations for the divine and grand Dev Deepawali in Kashi. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken information from Varanasi’s Divisional Commissioner Kaushal Raj Sharma about the preparations for Dev Deepawali. Along with this, it has also been asked to link the grand event of Dev Deepawali with the cleanliness campaign. It was told by the Divisional Commissioner that this time the great festival of Dev Deepawali is to be celebrated in Varanasi on November 7, for which all the preparations are going on in advance from their side. According to Divisional Commissioner Kaushal Raj Sharma, due to the lunar eclipse on November 8, it has been decided to celebrate Dev Deepawali on November 7. Since the full moon date is starting from November 7, there is no problem even from the classical point of view. In this regard, discussions have also been held with Kashi Vidvat Parishad. He said that Dev Deepawali is celebrated at more than 80 ghats of Varanasi, apart from this a large number of lamps are also lit on the sands of the eastern bank of the Ganges.

This time a total of 10 lakh diyas will be lit on both sides of the Ganges. Along with this, lamps will also be lit in an attractive manner on the major temples, ponds and lakes of Varanasi. Divisional Commissioner Kaushal Raj Sharma said that all the tenders have been completed regarding Dev Deepawali. Necessary guidelines have been given to them after meeting with all the concerned officers. After an unexpected increase in the Ganges, the sequence of decreasing water is now continuing. After this the ghats will be cleaned. Clearly instructions have been given to the departments for all necessary arrangements. Apart from this, organizing various types of cultural programs will start three to four days in advance. Along with this, a grand Maha Aarti of Ganga will also be organized on Dev Deepawali. He told that a large number of devotees from the country and abroad will come to Varanasi on Dev Deepawali.

In such a situation, the number of visitors to Kashi Vishwanath temple will also increase, in view of which we have already held a meeting regarding crowd control management and have given necessary guidelines. Also, in view of VIP and VVIP movement, arrangements are being strengthened in different government guest houses of the district. Duty has been distributed to all the officers and all our preparations are going on in advance. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has given instructions for proper disposal of the lamps to be lit at the ghats of Varanasi after the Dev Deepawali festival. He has said that along with Dev Deepawali, there should be a sense of cleanliness among the people, we have to make such arrangements. Do not throw extinguished lamps in the river on the next day of Mahaparva. Senior officers of the district should themselves monitor this matter. (IANS)

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