People in Tamil Nadu Saturday woke up to the sounds of crackers on the occasion of Diwali, the festival of lights.
Children burst fire crackers and adults performed puja at home. People exchanged special Diwali Leghium-herbal jam, sweets and savouries with neighbours and relatives.
People called up friends and relatives to greet on the auspicious occasion of Diwali. People also took holy bath after applying turmeric paste and wet lime, treated to be a ritual for the festive day.
People , wearing new clothes, with jolly and festive mood visits temple to offer prayers.
"As usual on Diwali day, we got up early and started bursting crackers along with the kids. It is good to see people in a good mood and also lots of used cracker papers on the road," J.Muralidharan, a public sector employee, said.