Mathura, 2019-11-12 (VT): Dev Deepawali, which falls on the full moon night of the Hindu month of Kartika was celebrated in Mathura-Vrindavan with 51000 lamps being lit at the Yamuna Ghats for ‘deep daan’.
The program was jointly organised by the administration, and several social and religious organisations. A meeting headed by DM Sarvagya Ram Mishra was held at the Keshav Dev Temple in Mallapura on Sunday in this regard. During the discussion it was decided that all Ghats along the Yamuna, from Krishna Ganga Ghat (Maharishi VedVyasa’s Sadhana Sthali) to Dhruv Ghat (Tapo sthali of Dhruv Maharaj), will be lit with scores of lamps. The program commenced around 5.30 in the evening.
Kartik Purnima also marks the end of ‘Chaturmaas Vrata’. It holds a special significance for Vrindavan as it was on this day that Shriman Chaitanya Mahaprabhu discovered Shri Dham Vrindavan 500 years ago.
On this most auspicious of nights, also known as Raas Purnima, Shri Krishna dances the Raas Lila with Radha and the Gopis. It also marks the day when Lord Shiva was named Gopeshwar as He tried to enter the divine pastime of Maharasa in guise of a Gopi.
Nimbark Jayanti (the appearance day of Shri Nimbarkacharya), and Guru Nanak (the first Guru of the Sikhs) Jayanti also falls on Kartik Purmima.