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Malaysians celebrate Deepavali

AP

Published : Oct 18, 2017, 11:38 am IST
Updated : Jul 6, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
Deepavali, also known as Festival of Lights, is celebrated by Hindu communities as the new beginning and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. (Photo: AP)
Deepavali, also known as Festival of Lights, is celebrated by Hindu communities as the new beginning and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. (Photo: AP)
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Hindu devotees pray at a temple during Deepavali celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. It is a day for people to come together and celebrate with open houses, fireworks, and delicious Indian delicacies. (Photo: AP)
 Hindu devotees pray at a temple during Deepavali celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. It is a day for people to come together and celebrate with open houses, fireworks, and delicious Indian delicacies.  (Photo: AP)
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Hindu devotee light up clay oil lamps while praying at a temple during Deepavali celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Hindu temples across the country are lavishly decorated with flowers and devotees place offerings of fruit and coconut milk on the altars. (Photo: AP)
Hindu devotee light up clay oil lamps while praying at a temple during Deepavali celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.  Hindu temples across the country are lavishly decorated with flowers and devotees place offerings of fruit and coconut milk on the altars.  (Photo: AP)
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A priest, right, receives offerings for god while Hindu devotees pray at a temple during Deepavali celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Hindu temples such as Sri Kondaswamy Kovil Hindu Temple and Sri Mahamariamman Temple are well known in Malaysia. (Photo: AP)
A priest, right, receives offerings for god while Hindu devotees pray at a temple during Deepavali celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.  Hindu temples such as Sri Kondaswamy Kovil Hindu Temple and Sri Mahamariamman Temple are well known in Malaysia.  (Photo: AP)
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Hindu devotee pray at a temple during Deepavali celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Hindus celebrate the new beginning and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Beautiful kolams are on display at many shopping mall entrances during the weeks before Deepavali.(Photo: AP)
Hindu devotee pray at a temple during Deepavali celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.  Hindus celebrate the new beginning and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Beautiful kolams are on display at many shopping mall entrances during the weeks before Deepavali.(Photo: AP)
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Hindu community enter a temple to pray during Deepavali celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Firecrackers scare evil spirits away. Little India in Kuala Lumpur is a magnificent spot to witness all the Deepavali celebrations. (Photo: AP)
 Hindu community enter a temple to pray during Deepavali celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Firecrackers scare evil spirits away.  Little India in Kuala Lumpur is a magnificent spot to witness all the Deepavali celebrations. (Photo: AP)
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Hindu communities gather at a temple to pray during Deepavali celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (Photo: AP)
 Hindu communities gather at a temple to pray during Deepavali celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.  (Photo: AP)
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