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Nation lights up on Diwali eve

PTI

Published : Oct 19, 2017, 11:03 am IST
Updated : Dec 7, 2017, 2:24 pm IST
The word itself is derived from the Sanskrit word "deepavali," meaning "series of lighted lamps," hence, it is also known as the festival of lights. (Photo: PTI)
The word itself is derived from the Sanskrit word
Young Hockey players light candles after track pujan at Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium during Deepawali festival celebration in Allahabad. (Photo: PTI)
Young Hockey players light candles after track pujan at Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium during Deepawali festival celebration in Allahabad. (Photo: PTI)
A view of Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium decorated with oil lamps with "Swasth Prayag Swachch Prayag Massege" after track pujan during Deepawali festival celebration in Allahabad. (Photo: PTI)
A view of Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium decorated with oil lamps with
Residents of a housing society light lamps in remembrance of martyrs on the eve of Diwali festival in Gurugram. (Photo: PTI)
Residents of a housing society light lamps in remembrance of martyrs on the eve of Diwali festival in Gurugram. (Photo: PTI)
Children celebrating Diwali with sparklers in Moradabad. (Photo: PTI)
Children celebrating Diwali with sparklers in Moradabad. (Photo: PTI)
People release sky lanterns (hot air baloons) to celebrate Diwali in Howrah district of West Bengal. (Photo: PTI)
People release sky lanterns (hot air baloons) to celebrate Diwali in Howrah district of West Bengal. (Photo: PTI)
A spectacular view of the Golden Temple illuminated on the eve of Diwali in Amritsar. (Photo: PTI)
A spectacular view of the Golden Temple illuminated on the eve of Diwali in Amritsar. (Photo: PTI)
Swaminarayan Akshardham temple illuminated with laser lights as a part of Diwali celebrations in Gandhinagar. (Photo: PTI)
Swaminarayan Akshardham temple illuminated with laser lights as a part of Diwali celebrations in Gandhinagar. (Photo: PTI)
People lighting earthen lamps on banks of River Saryu during Deepotsav (Diwali celebrations) in Ayodhya. (Photo: PTI)
People lighting earthen lamps on banks of River Saryu during Deepotsav (Diwali celebrations) in Ayodhya. (Photo: PTI)
World famous Dakheneswar Kali temple illuminated ahead of Diwali & Goddess Kali puja, in Kolkata. (Photo: PTI)
 World famous Dakheneswar Kali temple illuminated ahead of Diwali & Goddess Kali puja, in Kolkata. (Photo: PTI)

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