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Kali Puja 2017: Invoking the destroyer of evil forces

While the rest of India worships Lakshmi Puja on day of Diwali, the Bengalis, Odias, Assamese and Maithils adore goddess Kali.

Celebrating Diwali across borders

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, marks the triumph of light over darkness, the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya and Kali Puja.

Nation lights up on Diwali eve

Word itself is derived from Sanskrit word "deepavali," meaning "series of lighted lamps," hence, also known as festival of lights.

Festival of Light spreads cheer across nation

Diwali is celebrated as the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.