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Ganga Mahotsav and Dev Deepawali

A traditional craft bazaar and classical music performances take place nightly along the Ganges river, leading up to the evening of Dev Deepawali. On that night, locals come out to see elaborate chalk drawings and light lamps along the river, while priests chant Vedic mantras. The best viewing is by boat. November 12–22, 2019.