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Country immersed in preparations to celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights

AP

Published : Oct 11, 2017, 12:45 pm IST
Updated : Nov 13, 2017, 12:29 pm IST
Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere. (Photo: PTI/ AP)
Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere. (Photo: PTI/ AP)
An Indian woman choosing decorations ahead of Hindu festival Diwali is seen through the glass of a shop at the old quarters New Delhi. (Photo: AP)
An Indian woman choosing decorations ahead of Hindu festival Diwali is seen through the glass of a shop at the old quarters New Delhi. (Photo: AP)
A child colours earthen lamps at a workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in Amritsar. (Photo: PTI)
 A child colours earthen lamps at a workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in Amritsar. (Photo: PTI)
A blind student packing candles ahead of Diwali Bazaar of the Blind Relief Association in New Delhi. The Association is hosting its annual event "Diwali Bazaar". (Photo: PTI)
A blind student packing candles ahead of Diwali Bazaar of the Blind Relief Association in New Delhi. The Association is hosting its annual event
A potter makes earthen lamps ahead of Diwali festival in Jammu. (Photo: PTI)
A potter makes earthen lamps ahead of Diwali festival in Jammu. (Photo: PTI)
A woman potter makes earthen lamps ahead of Diwali festival, on the outskrits of Jammu. (Photo: PTI)
 A woman potter makes earthen lamps ahead of Diwali festival, on the outskrits of Jammu. (Photo: PTI)
Artists work on idols of the Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi ahead of Diwali festival in Moradabad. (Photo: PTI)
 Artists work on idols of the Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi ahead of Diwali festival in Moradabad. (Photo: PTI)
street is seen heavily crowded as people shop for the Diwali festival at Sadar Bazar in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)
 street is seen heavily crowded as people shop for the Diwali festival at Sadar Bazar in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)
An artist works on an idol of the Goddesses Kali ahead of Diwali festival on the outskirts of Agartala. (Photo: PTI)
An artist works on an idol of the Goddesses Kali ahead of Diwali festival on the outskirts of Agartala. (Photo: PTI)
A woman artiste makes clay statues of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha ahead of Diwali festival, in Allahabad. (Photo: PTI)
A woman artiste makes clay statues of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha ahead of Diwali festival, in Allahabad. (Photo: PTI)
An artist works on an idol of the Goddesses Kali ahead of Diwali festival in Kolkata. (Photo: PTI)
An artist works on an idol of the Goddesses Kali ahead of Diwali festival in Kolkata. (Photo: PTI)

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