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Dev Dipawali - Varanasi

Dev Dipawali                                                                            


Nov 10-12, 2019

Dev Dipawali is celebrated every year in Varanasi on the Kartik Purnima; with the belief that the Godly beings descend on earth on this auspicious occasion. This celestial event is considered to be an even more comprehensive victory of good over evil and harmony over chaos than the festival of lights celebrated on a new moon night all across the country. The ghats of Kashi get decorated with earthen lamps and floral rangolis to celebrate this grand and divine occasion. Maha-aarti at the Dashashwamedh Ghat is the centre piece of the celebration, and various classical and cultural programmes adorn the occasion.


  1. Subah-e-Banaras at Assi Ghat - Ganga Arti, Vedic hymn recitation & live classical music at dawn will transport you into a Hindustan that one can only dream of.

  2. Ganga Arti at Dashashwamedh Ghat - It may not be an exaggeration if we call this a surreal experience resplendent with ethereal grandeur; the aura and charm of such an evening can revivify and purge human spirit at its core.

  3. Be a witness to the haloed ghats (boat ride on the Ganges) - Almost all of this vast country, its states, culture, and rituals is magnificently represented in nearly 100 ghats of Banaras. Exploring the ghats is akin to traversing the length and breadth of Bharat.

  4. Kashi Vishwanath Temple (optional) - Kashi Vishwanath temple located at the western bank of holy Ganges is considered as the 12th of all the Jyotirlinga. Lord Shiva is the main deity in Hinduism and Kashi is the oldest city of the world in history and known as the city of Lord Shiva. Due to the festive time, the temple may have a surge of people, making it very crowded and hence those desiring can visit alone or in small groups. Time permitting we may visit one or two more ancient temples of this city, viz. Sankat Mochan (Hanuman Mandir) etc.

  5. Kashi bazaar and delicacies - It will be an impromptu activity in the little spaces of time while walking down the road. Though not very formal, the spontaneity of this exercise is a source of joy for one and all, till you keep it simple and don’t get lost.

Group Travel Plan

We take a Rajdhani from Kolkata to Mughalsarai departing around 5 pm on 10th of November, Sunday; return journey will be from Mughalsarai to Kolkata departing around 4 am and reaching Kolkata around noon on 13th November, Wednesday.

However one is free to have their own travel plans both ways.

Accommodation / Meals

Standard Retreat Fees is inclusive of accommodation (twin/triple sharing) at Varanasi and breakfast, lunch and dinner on 1th & 12th November.

Check rates and availability if you want single occupancy accommodation

Retreat Fees – Registration

  • Rs. 19,500.00 for payment received on or before 15th Oct 2019

    Rs. 22,500.00 for payment received after 15th Oct 2019

    Check rates and availability if you want single occupancy accommodation

Retreat Fees is inclusive of: group transfer to and from Mughalsarai to Varanasi - Guest House; shared accommodation; group meals, boat ride, yoga/meditation class, scheduled pilgrimages /sightseeing

Retreat Fees does not include: Train/Airfares, medical expenses if any, water bottles, extra tea/coffee/refreshments, porter charges if any and anything not mentioned as included above.

As and when requested the participants will have to submit valid ID proof, fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner, photographs, emergency contact details and fill in and sign a waiver form as well. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to consult his/her physician to establish their suitability for undertaking such a trip.

Contact 9163365029 / 9748649047 / for clarifications and registration.

Mystic Yoga or the Mystic Coaches can in no way be held responsible for any increase in trip cost, also partial or complete cancellation of the trip, due to flight delays, traffic snarl, changes in government policies, natural calamity, political agitation, basically for any reason beyond their reasonable care and control. Any increase in trip cost due to reasons beyond the scope of the organizers will have to be directly borne by the participants themselves.


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