Diwali Celebration in India, Sri-Lanka and Singapore

Apart from India, people in Sri Lanka and Singapore also celebrated the festival.

There was a festive fervour across the country on Thursday on the occasion of Diwali, as houses were decorated with diyas and rangolis and illuminated with lights. Several public gatherings were organised on the occasion where people came together to release sky lanterns and watch the fireworks.

(Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Diwali was also celebrated in Sri Lanka where devotees thronged temples to offer prayers. Singapore’s Land Transport Authority ran Diwali-themed buses and trains. The streets in Singapore, which has a sizeable Indian population, were also decorated with lights.

Sri Lankan Hindu devotees offer prayers during Diwali Festival at a temple in Colombo on October 18, 2017.
Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, marks the triumph of good over evil, and commemorates the return of Hindu deity Rama to his birthplace Ayodhya after victory against the demon king Ravana. / AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday celebrated Diwali with soldiers posted along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Gurez Sector. Modi offered sweets and exchanged greetings with the jawans .

Indian Prime Minister Celebrating Diwali with Indian Soldier

 

The Golden Temple in Amritsar and the Akshardham temple in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar were illuminated with lights. On Wednesday, the Deepotsav event was organised in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, which was also attended by Chief Minister Adityanath.

Amritsar: A view of the Golden Temple illuminated on the eve the Diwali festival in Amritsar on Wednesday. PTI Photo (PTI10_18_2017_000142B)

 

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