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Devotees light earthen lamps to celebrate Dev Deepawali in Allahabad

Dev Deepawali falls on the full moon of the Hindu month of Kartika and takes place 15 days after Diwali.

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Hindu devotees lit earthen lamps on the banks of Yamuna river on the eve of 'Dev Deepawali' festival, in Allahabad on November 7, 2019 . (Express Photo by Ritesh Shukla)

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Dev Deepawali falls on the full moon of the Hindu month of Kartika and takes place 15 days after Diwali. (Express Photo by Ritesh Shukla )

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An artist dressed as Hindu monkey God 'Hanuman' performs on the banks of Yamuna river on the eve of ' Dev Deepawali'. (Express Photo by Ritesh Shukla )

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It is also called the 'Diwali of the Gods' as the Gods are believed to have descended on Earth to bathe in the Ganges on this day. (Express Photo by Ritesh Shukla )

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During Dev Deepawali, houses are lit with earthen lamps and devotees gather on the ghats of the Ganges to watch the aarti. (Express Photo by Ritesh Shukla )