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Diwali 2019: Here's how India celebrated the festival of lights

Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated across India and the world with much fanfare.

Diwali has always been the festival of lights and on this day, people decorate their homes and engage in a lot of celebrations. (Image source: Reuters)
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Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated with immense fanfare in India. Hindus offer prayers to Goddess Lakshmi on the  occasion and decorate their homes. (Image source: Reuters)

Coloured powder is used to create rangolis outside doors and windows. (Image source: Reuters)
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The shows coloured powder which is used to create rangolis outside homes. (Image source: Reuters)

Some communities hold competitions to see who can make the best Rangoli artworks. (Image source: Reuters)
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Some communities hold competitions in Rangoli artwork. (Image source: Reuters)

People buy paper lanterns to light up the entrances to their homes. (Image source: Reuters)
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People buy paper lanterns to light up entrances of their homes. (Image source: Reuters)

Diyas (oil lamps) are lit also lit and placed at entrances of homes and offered as prayers. (Image source: Reuters)
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Diyas (oil lamps) are lit and placed at entrances of homes to welcome Goddess Lakshmi. (Image source: Reuters)

Throughout India, you will see residents stepping out into their courtyards or onto streets to light fireworks in celebration. (Image source: Reuters)
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Throughout India, people light fireworks to celebrate the festival. (Image source: Reuters)

The celebrations themselves can take various different forms. (Image source: Reuters)
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Diyas are light in memory of Lord Rama's return to India from Sri Lanka. (Image source: Reuters)

Indians abroad also celebrate the festival of light. For example, this picture from Leicester, UK. (Image source: Reuters)
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Indians abroad also celebrate the festival of light. The image is from Leicester, England. (Image source: Reuters)

First Published on Oct 27, 2019 04:25 pm
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