IT IS THE DEV DIWALI NIGHT

The sky is lit with countless lamps
Souls, bathed in light, shine bright
On the Ganga ghats and its ramps
The water breathes the eternal light

With multitudes, the Ganga flows
And the panorama weaves a night
Slowly, the evening bloom grows
Getting younger, holding us tight

It’s the day when Gods descend
And we all pray in aesthetic accent
Practising initially on a silent note
To go spirited then on a singing rote

It’s always an experience of a lifetime
With glowing diyas and their rhyme
Come and be there in Shiva’s Varanasi
Don’t worry
Gods lead us on the Ghats of Kashi

It’s again that annual Dev Diwali night
Infusing in us a transcending delight
As the water and air get heavenly
And as the identities are lit blissfully

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IT IS THE DEV DIWALI NIGHT

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DEV DEEPAWALI 2015: GANGA, GHATS, DIYAS, LIGHTS

..DIYAS, LAMPS, LIGHTS, ILLUMINATION, REFLECTION..

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DEV DEEPAWALI 2015: SKY LAMPS

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DEV DEEPAWALI 2015: SKY LAMPS

DEV DEEPAWALI @ VARANASI: NOVEMBER 25, 2015

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DEV DEEPAWALI 2015: THE GANGA VISTA

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DEV DEEPAWALI @ VARANASI: NOVEMBER 25, 2015

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

DEV DEEPAWALI

From the Ganga ghats
To the water flowing in the Mother River
Million hopes get aspirations
With million diyas* there to inspire you
It is always an undreamed-of illumination
An opulence of brilliance
A grandeur of colours lit bright
That awaits you
To take you into its embrace
Literally, metaphorically, symbolically
The view that you look at
With joy
That phenomenon that goes deep into inner you
Enlightening you
The experience that leaves you wanting for more
With tales to tell
The day when you celebrate light with Gods
The day when you sing life with Gods
An evening when you become one with Kashi’s soul
An evening when Gods express the joy of being here
The tales of that evening
When the full moon day is at its blossoming peak
Bringing radiance to the night the day seeks
The evening, the night, the day
Aesthetic, spiritual, mystical or religious
It’s all there for you to live the way you want
The way your soul needs
Taking you into embrace
Literally and metaphorically
As the youthful morning of the full moon day
Gets younger as the evening gets into night
Revealing a mesmerizing horizon
Where your soul flows with the Ganga
Bathed in the light of million diyas
Floating along, scattered across
On the Ganga, at its ghats
Celebrating life, celebrating light
On the Dev Deepawali night
From the Ganga ghats
To the river stream of the Holy Mother
Millions hopes get inspiration
With the radiance of million diays
Immersing your soul into a wordless realm
Where thoughts interact and speak
With your eyes fixed at colours of life
Dancing and singing hymns of liberation
The day is here again
When Gods will descend
And humanity will greet them with élan
To spend some quality time together
Sitting with the Mother Ganga in Shiva’s Kashi
Come, live your life
Come, feel your voice within
Come, the city calls you
Come, the day is here again..

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