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Diwali 2018: India Celebrates the Festival of Lights with Great Zest

India | PTI | November 8, 2018, 12:04 pm
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 People light oil lamps during the Diwali celebrations in Thane, Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

People light oil lamps during the Diwali celebrations in Thane, Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 A Nepalese woman lights an oil lamp during the Diwali festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hindus decorate their houses and worship, Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth during this festival of lights. (Image: PTI)

A Nepalese woman lights an oil lamp during the Diwali festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hindus decorate their houses and worship, Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth during this festival of lights. (Image: PTI)

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 Border Security Force (BSF) jawans place candles along the border fence as they celebrate Diwali at the Indo-Bangladesh Border in in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal. (Image: PTI)

Border Security Force (BSF) jawans place candles along the border fence as they celebrate Diwali at the Indo-Bangladesh Border in in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal. (Image: PTI)

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 Kashmiri girls burning earthen lamps and candles during Diwali celebrations, at Hanuman Mandir in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

Kashmiri girls burning earthen lamps and candles during Diwali celebrations, at Hanuman Mandir in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

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 Guests light the lamps during a special 'muhurat' trading session for Diwali at BSE in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

Guests light the lamps during a special 'muhurat' trading session for Diwali at BSE in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 Sweet boxes, weighing over 250 kg, sent by classmates of Col Santosh Mahadik, the Commanding Officer of 41 Rashtriya Rifles who was killed during an operation in Kupwara near the LoC in Kashmir in 2015, being distributed to the soliders of his unit.(Image: PTI)

Sweet boxes, weighing over 250 kg, sent by classmates of Col Santosh Mahadik, the Commanding Officer of 41 Rashtriya Rifles who was killed during an operation in Kupwara near the LoC in Kashmir in 2015, being distributed to the soliders of his unit.(Image: PTI)

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 Volunteers display placards during a campaign against the use of crackers on Diwali, in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

Volunteers display placards during a campaign against the use of crackers on Diwali, in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

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 Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman celebrating Diwali with soldiers, their families at Hyulong in Arunachal Pradesh. (Image: PTI)

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman celebrating Diwali with soldiers, their families at Hyulong in Arunachal Pradesh. (Image: PTI)

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 Priests perform Chopda Pujan at the Swami Narayan temple in Mumbai on November 07, 2018. (Image: PTI)

Priests perform Chopda Pujan at the Swami Narayan temple in Mumbai on November 07, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 Bollywood actor Nitu Chandra strikes the gong during a special 'muhurat' trading session for Diwali at BSE in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

Bollywood actor Nitu Chandra strikes the gong during a special 'muhurat' trading session for Diwali at BSE in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 RAF (Rapid Action Force) jawans celebrating Diwali festival in Jabalpur. (Image: PTI)

RAF (Rapid Action Force) jawans celebrating Diwali festival in Jabalpur. (Image: PTI)

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 People light oil lamps during the Diwali celebrations in Thane, Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

People light oil lamps during the Diwali celebrations in Thane, Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman celebrating Diwali with the Indian troops deployed in the forward posts of Upper Dibang in Arunachal Pradesh. (Image: PTI)

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman celebrating Diwali with the Indian troops deployed in the forward posts of Upper Dibang in Arunachal Pradesh. (Image: PTI)

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