Blessings - Prosperity- Happiness; these are the things every person desires. What if you can have them all just by celebrating one festival? Yes, you are thinking right, it can happen. If you are also comparing Diwali and Dev Deepawali then you are at the right place. Read this blog until the end to know the truth.
Is Diwali or Dev Deepavali the same?
Most people confuse Diwali and Dev Deepawali as the same. But both are different and celebrated for another reason altogether. Dev Deepawali in Varanasi is celebrated on Kartik Poornima, which comes 15 days after Diwali. Which is also known as the festival of lights in Banaras, marks the victory of Lord Shiva over demons. This is the most important festival of Varanasi. It is believed that the Gods visit the Earth for a dip in the river Ganga. During the Dev Deepawali in Varanasi, devotees come together to dip in the river Ganga and Do Deep Daan. It is a belief that a person who does Deep daan will get the virtue of ASHWAMEGH YAGYA.
The tale of Tulsi vivah
This tale is also about the victory of good over evil. Once upon a time, there was a demon named Jalandhara, who had a boon that no one could defeat him. As Jalandhara wanted to be in the place of Devta, he tried to abduct the goddess Parvati also. But he had become powerful and was impossible to kill, all because of her pious wife whose Tapasya had made him undefeatable. So Lord Vishnu disguised himself as Jalandhara to break the chastity of Vrinda, and he won. When Vrinda touched his feet she felt that it was not Jalandhar. Lord Vishnu then took his real form to which Vrinda got angry and cursed him. Because of her curse lord, Vishnu turned into a black stone named “shaligram”. After this Devtas requested Vrinda to take her curse back then she agreed and ended her life.
Lord Vishnu then blessed Vrinda that even after her death she will remain on earth in the form of a tulsi plant and will be worshipped by him. He declared that whenever somebody will offer him a tulsi leaf with full devotion, will get prosperity. It is from that time Tulsi married Vishnu’s form of Shaligram, which is why “Tulsi Vivah” is celebrated on the “Dev Uthan Ekadashi” in the Kartik month.
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Author - Rupali Meena