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Festival of Light spreads cheer across nation

PTI, AP

Published : Oct 18, 2017, 7:53 pm IST
Updated : Jul 6, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
Diwali is celebrated as the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. (Photo: PTI/ AP)
Diwali is celebrated as the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. (Photo: PTI/ AP)
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Indian Hindu saints and others give final touches to a Rangoli, a colorful Indian art form used to decorate homes on Diwali and other festivals, ahead of Diwali at a Swaminarayan temple in Ahmadabad. (Photo: AP)
Indian Hindu saints and others give final touches to a Rangoli, a colorful Indian art form used to decorate homes on Diwali and other festivals, ahead of Diwali at a Swaminarayan temple in Ahmadabad. (Photo: AP)
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Lanterns and lamps hang at a roadside stalls ahead of Diwali in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (Photo: AP)
Lanterns and lamps hang at a roadside stalls ahead of Diwali in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (Photo: AP)
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ocial activists sit near earthen lamps, lit in a formation that reads 'No Crackers', to urge people not to burn crackers on Diwali festival, in Amritsar. (Photo: PTI)
ocial activists sit near earthen lamps, lit in a formation that reads 'No Crackers', to urge people not to burn crackers on Diwali festival, in Amritsar. (Photo: PTI)
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Widows celebrating Diwali at Gopinath Temple in Vrindavan near Mathura. (Photo: PTI)
Widows celebrating Diwali at Gopinath Temple in Vrindavan near Mathura. (Photo: PTI)
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Woman teachers pose with Diwali greeting messages at a school in Moradabad. (Photo: PTI)
Woman teachers pose with Diwali greeting messages at a school in Moradabad. (Photo: PTI)
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Idol of Goddess Kali being carried on a matadoor to a worshipping place from a workshop in Kolkata. (Photo: AP)
Idol of Goddess Kali being carried on a matadoor to a worshipping place from a workshop in Kolkata. (Photo: AP)
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Idol of Goddess Kali being carried to a worshipping place from a workshop in Kolkata on Tuesday ahead of Kali puja. (Photo: PTI)
Idol of Goddess Kali being carried to a worshipping place from a workshop in Kolkata on Tuesday ahead of Kali puja. (Photo: PTI)
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Children (patients) from the Wadia Hospital celebrate eco-friendly and traditional Diwali by making a miniature fort in the hospital premises in Mumbai. (Photo: PTI)
Children (patients) from the Wadia Hospital celebrate eco-friendly and traditional Diwali by making a miniature fort in the hospital premises in Mumbai. (Photo: PTI)
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Muslim women offering prayers to Lord Rama to promote communal harmony on the occasion of Diwali festival in Varanasi. (Photo: PTI)
Muslim women offering prayers to Lord Rama to promote communal harmony on the occasion of Diwali festival in Varanasi. (Photo: PTI)
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Border security force (BSF) soldiers light candles near the International border fence at Pargwal about 40 kms from Jammu. (Photo: PTI)
Border security force (BSF) soldiers light candles near the International border fence at Pargwal about 40 kms from Jammu. (Photo: PTI)
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Goddess Kali idol being carried to a worshipping place from a studio on the eve of the Kali puja in Kolkata on Wednesday. (Photo: PTI)
Goddess Kali idol being carried to a worshipping place from a studio on the eve of the Kali puja in Kolkata on Wednesday. (Photo: PTI)
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