09/11/2015 9:37 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Delhi Government Invites 11 Priests To Conduct Its First-Ever Yamuna Aarti

An Indian Hindu devotee offers prayers with a lamp, as others take holy dips at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad, India, Thursday, May 28, 2015. Hindus across the country are celebrating Ganga Dussehra, devoted to the worship of the River Ganges. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

As part of its efforts towards cleaning the river and promoting tourism, the Delhi government will hold its "first-ever" Yamuna Aarti at Kudesia Ghat on November 13, which will be on the lines of the famous Ganga Aarti held in either Varanasi or Rishikesh.

According to officials from the Water and Tourism department, 11 priests from Varanasi have been invited to conduct the first ever 'Yamuna Aarti' in the national capital on November 13, same day as 'Bhai Dooj'.

"The aim of the event is to showcase the cleaner and brighter side of the Yamuna and also promote its banks as a spiritual destination for visitors," said the official

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be the chief guest of the event while his deputy Manish Sisodia will be the guest of honour. Delhi Minister for Water and Tourism Kapil Mishra will be special guest at the event.

Several cultural programmes and activities will be performed at the ghat on the occasion.

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