The tradition of lighting diyas during Diwali festival dates back to the era of the Maratha Empire. While Shaniwar Wada was the seat of power it was important participation of Diwali festival by the kings. This Diwali festival of lights tradition was in practice since 1734 which later stopped by the British in 1818.
However rescently a laughing club in Pune named Chaitanya Hasya Yog Mandal (CHYM) resumed this tradition during the year 2000 and successfully celebrating it every year since.
On Dhantrayodashi which is the first day of Diwali celebrations, thousands of terracotta lamps are lit up by citizens from all over Pune who come to participate in the joy and celebrations of Diwali. This former palace of the Peshwas and seat of the Maratha Kingdom turns into a splendor of lights.
“Deep Utsav”, as this is popularly called, marks the beginning of Diwali in Pune and residents of Pune start the festivities with this lighting event every year.
So if you wish to experience hundred of diyas being lit at the Shaniwar Wada!
You can simple walk and participate in this celebrations by going to Shaniwar Wada.
Every year, on the first day of Diwali, the majestic Shaniwar Wada is lit up by hundreds of lamps.
This former palace of the Peshwas and seat of the Maratha Kingdom turns into a splendor of light.
51000 Diyas Lit up infront of Shaniwarwada organised by Chaitanya Hasya Yog Mandal on Vasubaras (First day of Diwali) in Pune.
Get there to capture moments of the brightness of Light and happiness of Diwali in this heritage site.
|Hosted by||Chaitanya Hasya Yog Mandal (CHYM)|
|Date / तारखा||Monday, 5 November 2018 [ Dhanteras / Dhantrayodashi ]|
|Time / वेळ||5:30 PM – 7 PM|
|Location / ठिकाण||Shaniwar Wada, Shaniwar Peth, Pune, India 411030|