And finally the day is here – Diwali, also known as “Deepavali’ – The Festival of Lights.
On this historic day, Lord Rama vanquished the evil King Raavan, and returned triumphantly to Ayodhya. And in honour of this occasion, all of India celebrates it by cleaning out their homes, lighting lamps and being decked out in their finery.
There are pujas at homes and offices, gifts are exchanged, houses are decorated with lamps and lights – kind of like the Christmas for Hindus.
Here are some pictures I snapped of Deepavali around me –