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Diwali 2019: People Gear Up to Celebrate the Festival of Lights

India | News18 | October 27, 2019, 7:59 am
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 Workers prepare earthen lamps ahead of the Diwali festival at a workshop, on the outskirts of Agartala. (Image: PTI)
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Workers prepare earthen lamps ahead of the Diwali festival at a workshop, on the outskirts of Agartala. (Image: PTI)

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 A boy buys green firecrackers ahead of Diwali festival in New Delhi. India has launched a plan to decrease the environmental impact of its biggest holiday with low-emission firecrackers and light shows, but its uneven rollout has foiled some small businesses and proven difficult to enforce. (Image: AP)
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A boy buys green firecrackers ahead of Diwali festival in New Delhi. India has launched a plan to decrease the environmental impact of its biggest holiday with low-emission firecrackers and light shows, but its uneven rollout has foiled some small businesses and proven difficult to enforce. (Image: AP)

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 Indians shop for green firecrackers ahead of Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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Indians shop for green firecrackers ahead of Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Indians shop for green firecrackers ahead of Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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Indians shop for green firecrackers ahead of Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Green firecrackers lie on display at a shop ahead of Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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Green firecrackers lie on display at a shop ahead of Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 A shopkeeper sells green firecrackers ahead of Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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A shopkeeper sells green firecrackers ahead of Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Indians shop for green firecrackers ahead of Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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Indians shop for green firecrackers ahead of Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Artisans prepare lamps at a workshop ahead of the Diwali festival, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)
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Artisans prepare lamps at a workshop ahead of the Diwali festival, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

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 A decorated view of Select City Mall ahead of Diwali festival celebrations, at Saket in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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A decorated view of Select City Mall ahead of Diwali festival celebrations, at Saket in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 A shop-keeper arranges fire-crackers at his shop ahead of the festival of Diwali at Island Grounds in Chennai. (Image: PTI)
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A shop-keeper arranges fire-crackers at his shop ahead of the festival of Diwali at Island Grounds in Chennai. (Image: PTI)

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 Artisans prepare earthen lamps ahead of the Diwali festival at a workshop, at Balurghat in South Dinajpur. (Image: PTI)
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Artisans prepare earthen lamps ahead of the Diwali festival at a workshop, at Balurghat in South Dinajpur. (Image: PTI)

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 A decorated view of Sarojini Market as shoppers purchase various items ahead of Diwali festival celebrations, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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A decorated view of Sarojini Market as shoppers purchase various items ahead of Diwali festival celebrations, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 A woman potter prepares clay lamps ahead of Diwali festival at her residence in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)
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A woman potter prepares clay lamps ahead of Diwali festival at her residence in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

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 An artisan colours earthen lamps at a workshop ahead of Diwali festival, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)
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An artisan colours earthen lamps at a workshop ahead of Diwali festival, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

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 A worker engaged in making firecrackers for the upcoming Diwali festival, at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)
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A worker engaged in making firecrackers for the upcoming Diwali festival, at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

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 A woman carries earthen 'diyas' at Dharavi Khumbharwada, ahead of Diwali celebrations, in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)
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A woman carries earthen 'diyas' at Dharavi Khumbharwada, ahead of Diwali celebrations, in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 A customer buys lanterns, which are used to decorate places of worship and homes, ahead of Diwali at a market in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)
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A customer buys lanterns, which are used to decorate places of worship and homes, ahead of Diwali at a market in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

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 Workers busy in making firecrackers for the upcoming Diwali festival, at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)
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Workers busy in making firecrackers for the upcoming Diwali festival, at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

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 A worker sets earthen lamps under the sun to dry, ahead of Diwali festival, in Ahmedabad,. (Image: PTI)
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A worker sets earthen lamps under the sun to dry, ahead of Diwali festival, in Ahmedabad,. (Image: PTI)

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 Students of the Institute for the Visually Impaired pack candles to be used during the Diwali festival, in Chandigarh. (Image: PTI)
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Students of the Institute for the Visually Impaired pack candles to be used during the Diwali festival, in Chandigarh. (Image: PTI)

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 A worker makes earthen lamps at a workshop, ahead of the Diwali festival, in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)
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A worker makes earthen lamps at a workshop, ahead of the Diwali festival, in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

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 A man makes fire crackers ahead of Kali Puja and Diwali festival at Champahati Haral village, in South 24 Paragans district of West Bengal. (Image: PTI)
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A man makes fire crackers ahead of Kali Puja and Diwali festival at Champahati Haral village, in South 24 Paragans district of West Bengal. (Image: PTI)

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 A woman colors earthen lamps ahead of the Diwali festival in Jammu. (Image: AP)
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A woman colors earthen lamps ahead of the Diwali festival in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 People buy decoration lamps at a shop ahead of the Diwali festival in Karad, Maharashtra. (Image: PTI)
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People buy decoration lamps at a shop ahead of the 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)
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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. (Image: PTI)
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People purchase firecrackers in a market ahead of the festival of Diwali in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 A potter makes traditional earthen lamps for the upcoming Diwali festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)
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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 firecrackers ahead of Diwali, the festival of lights in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)
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A customer speaks with a shopkeeper selling firecrackers 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)
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Workers make fire-crackers for the upcoming Diwali festival near Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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

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

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 People shop for the upcoming Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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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 the Diwali festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)
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Potters stack earthen lamps in an oven as they make them ahead of the Diwali festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

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 People shop for the upcoming Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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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 the Diwali festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)
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A Potter stacks earthen lamps in an oven as he makes them ahead of the 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)
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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 the Diwali festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)
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Potters stack earthen lamps in an oven as they make them ahead of the Diwali festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

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

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

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

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

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