Kashi city witnessed the lighting of approximately 21 lakh diyas, with over 12 lakh people adorning the crescent-shaped ghats. One lakh lamps were made from cow dung, adding a traditional touch to the luminous display.Lamps were lit on the ghats on the western bank and on the sands on the eastern bank of Ganga. Additionally, Kashi’s ponds, lakes, Markandeya Mahadev on the Ganga-Gomti banks, and Shastri Ghat on the Varuna river were lit up with millions of lamps treating the guests and visitors with a spectacular visual feast
Amidst expressions of devotion to Lord Ram and patriotism, the Maha Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat offered a unique blend of spirituality and social bonding. Dedicated to Ramlala, this special ceremony provided devotees with a sacred glimpse of Ramlala and the revered Ram temple.
It marked the first occasion where a multitude of diplomats from various nations experienced a sense of pride witnessing an extraordinary and unforgettable moment. With the Yogi government giving the status of ‘state fair’ to Dev Diwali this year, the aura of the festival is spreading all over the world.