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Diwali 2018: People Gear Up to Celebrate the Festival of Light

India | News18 | November 2, 2018, 7:30 pm
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 A woman colors earthen lamps ahead of Diwali festival in Jammu. People buy these lamps to decorate their homes during the festival of lights, which will be celebrated on November 7. (Image: AP)

A woman colors earthen lamps ahead of Diwali festival in Jammu. People buy these lamps to decorate their homes during the festival of lights, which will be celebrated on November 7. (Image: AP)

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 Artists create a 1000 sq ft 'rangoli' at a ground to celebrate Diwali festival, in Thane. (Image: PTI)

Artists create a 1000 sq ft 'rangoli' at a ground to celebrate Diwali festival, in Thane. (Image: PTI)

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 People buy decoration lamps at a shop ahead of Diwali festival in Karad, Maharashtra. (Image: PTI)

People buy decoration lamps at a shop ahead of Diwali festival in Karad, Maharashtra. (Image: PTI)

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 A potter makes earthen lamps ahead of Diwali festival as his son clings on to him in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

A potter makes earthen lamps ahead of Diwali festival as his son clings on to him in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

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 People purchase firecrackers in a market ahead of the festival of Diwali in New Delhi. Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights will be celebrated on November 7, 2018. (Image: PTI)

People purchase firecrackers in a market ahead of the festival of Diwali in New Delhi. Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights will be celebrated on November 7, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 A potter makes traditional earthen lamps for the upcoming Diwali festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

A potter makes traditional earthen lamps for the upcoming Diwali festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

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 A customer speaks with a shopkeeper selling fire crackers ahead of Diwali, the festival of lights in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

A customer speaks with a shopkeeper selling fire crackers ahead of Diwali, the festival of lights in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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 Workers make fire-crackers for the upcoming Diwali festival near Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

Workers make fire-crackers for the upcoming Diwali festival near Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 A man carries packets of firecrackers in a market, ahead of the festival of Diwali in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

A man carries packets of firecrackers in a market, ahead of the festival of Diwali in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Women sell traditional earthen pots for the upcoming Diwali festival in Bikaner. (Image: PTI)

Women sell traditional earthen pots for the upcoming Diwali festival in Bikaner. (Image: PTI)

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 People purchase firecrackers in a market ahead of the festival of Diwali in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

People purchase firecrackers in a market ahead of the festival of Diwali in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 A worker makes fire-crackers for the upcoming Diwali festival near Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

A worker makes fire-crackers for the upcoming Diwali festival near Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 People shop for the upcoming Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

People shop for the upcoming Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 A Potter makes earthen lamps ahead of Diwali festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

A Potter makes earthen lamps ahead of Diwali festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

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 A worker pours liquid paraffin wax in small iron boxes to make candles, which are used to decorate temples and homes during the festival of Diwali, at a workshop in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

A worker pours liquid paraffin wax in small iron boxes to make candles, which are used to decorate temples and homes during the festival of Diwali, at a workshop in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

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 A vendor arranges colourful lanterns on sale for the Diwali festival in Karad. (Image: PTI)

A vendor arranges colourful lanterns on sale for the Diwali festival in Karad. (Image: PTI)

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 A man makes earthen lamps which are used to decorate temples and homes during the festival of Diwali, at a workshop in Ahmedabad. (Image: Reuters)

A man makes earthen lamps which are used to decorate temples and homes during the festival of Diwali, at a workshop in Ahmedabad. (Image: Reuters)

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 People shop for the upcoming Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

People shop for the upcoming Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Potters stack earthen lamps in an oven as they make them ahead of Diwali festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

Potters stack earthen lamps in an oven as they make them ahead of Diwali festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

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 People shop for the upcoming Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

People shop for the upcoming Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 A Potter stacks earthen lamps in an oven as he makes them ahead of Diwali festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

A Potter stacks earthen lamps in an oven as he makes them ahead of Diwali festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

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 People shop in a crowded market for the upcoming Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

People shop in a crowded market for the upcoming Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Potters stack earthen lamps in an oven as they make them ahead of Diwali festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

Potters stack earthen lamps in an oven as they make them ahead of Diwali festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

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 Potters stack earthen lamps in an oven as they make them ahead of Diwali festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

Potters stack earthen lamps in an oven as they make them ahead of Diwali festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

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 A Woman choosing decorations ahead of Diwali festival is seen through the glass of a shop at the old quarters New Delhi. (Image: AP)

A Woman choosing decorations ahead of Diwali festival is seen through the glass of a shop at the old quarters New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 A Potter carries earthen lamps for drying for the upcoming Diwali festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

A Potter carries earthen lamps for drying for the upcoming Diwali festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

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 A woman colours earthen lamps which are used to decorate temples and homes during the festival of Diwali in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

A woman colours earthen lamps which are used to decorate temples and homes during the festival of Diwali in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

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 People purchasing in a market in Kolkata to celebrate Kali Puja and Diwali. (Image: PTI)

People purchasing in a market in Kolkata to celebrate Kali Puja and Diwali. (Image: PTI)

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 A man arranges earthen lamps in a furnace, which are used to decorate temples and homes during the festival of Diwali. (Image: Reuters)

A man arranges earthen lamps in a furnace, which are used to decorate temples and homes during the festival of Diwali. (Image: Reuters)

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 An artist paints an idol of Goddess Lakshmi ahead of Diwali festival in Nagpur. (Image: PTI)

An artist paints an idol of Goddess Lakshmi ahead of Diwali festival in Nagpur. (Image: PTI)

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 A woman colours earthen lamps which are used to decorate temples and homes during the festival of Diwali in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

A woman colours earthen lamps which are used to decorate temples and homes during the festival of Diwali in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

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