Sonam Kapoor heads to Varanasi with family for Dev Deepawali


Basking in the joy of her latest flick, ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’, Sonam Kapoor takes time off and headed to Varanasi with family and friends for Dev Deepawali celebration. The festival is celebrated each year fifteen days post Diwali, in the holy city of Varanasi.

Sonam shared a picture of the event and tweets, #About to celebrate Dev Dipawali! She was clicked with her mom Sunita Kapoor and some friends at Varansi.  It is believed that Gods descend to earth to take a dip in the Ganges on this day. As a part of the celebration, the steps Ganga ghats are lit with millions of diyas (earthern lamps) in honour of Ganges.

The beautiful site at Varanasi ghats can be seen every year during Kartik Poornima celebration on the day of full moon in the month of Kartika. Sonam Kapoor was seen in ethnic wear. She also posted a video of the aarti that started in the evening and the conch played on for 15 mins.

The actress shared a video of the same and wrote, “Can you hear the conch? That went on for 15 minutes!” The actress also shared a picture of the illuminated ghats. Thanking Varanasi she wrote, “Thankyou #Varanasi for the beautiful experience of #devdiwali, I’m truly blessed to get this beautiful Darshan!”

On the work front, Sonam is currently busy shooting for Neerja Bhanot biopic.