Varanasi. In Varanasi, ‘Dev Deepawali’ will be celebrated with great pomp on Monday. More than 10 lakh diyas will be lit at the ghats and flowers worth Rs 80 lakh will be decorated. The ‘Ganga Avataran’ on the banks of the Ganges, other religious stories and hymns of Lord Shiva will be the major attractions. Tourists arriving here will be able to hear the story of the descent of the Ganges to Earth.
Divisional commissioner Kaushal Raj Sharma said that 88 ghats along the banks of Ganga will be decorated with a record 10 lakh diyas and Kashi Vishwanath Dham with flowers to ensure ‘divine’, ‘grand’ and ‘splendid’ Dev Deepawali. The lighting of diyas will start at 5.15 pm, while the laser light and sound show will start at 7 pm. During the 3D laser show, religious stories will come to life on historical buildings at the Ghats of Kashi and Bhajans of Lord Shiva will also be played. The laser and sound show at the ghat will be live for eight minutes. The green fireworks will start at 7.40 pm. (IANS)