The Diwali festival of lights
Indians throughout the world celebrate Diwali on October 26. Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, marks the homecoming of the God Lord Ram after vanquishing the demon king Ravana and symbolises taking people from darkness to light in the victory of good over evil.
People light lamps on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh October 25, 2011. Earthen lamps were lit during a public ceremony for world peace, organisers said. Photograph by: Ajay Verma, Reuters
Indian women light lamps on eve of Diwali the Hindu festival of lights. photograph by: Ajay Verma, Reuters
Students put finishing touches to a “rangoli”, or mural made out of coloured powders, at a school ahead of Diwali festival celebrations in Ahmedabad on October 21, 2011.
A vendor arranges artificial garlands for sale at his stall ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in Jammu October 21, 2011. Flowers are offered to Hindu gods and goddesses on the occasion of Diwali, the annual festival of lights that will be celebrated across the country on October 26. (REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta)
People ignite fireworks during Diwali celebrations in the city of Lucknow. Source: Reuters