Every autumn Hindus across the world light up lamps and candles to signify the victory of light over darkness, during Diwali or Deepavali Festival. The rituals usually last five days, and include prayer, followed by fireworks and family feasts, including delicious sweets specially made for the occasion.
India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi, Dev Deepawali festival, Hindu devotee setting earthen lamps.
Hindu street shrine, decorated with marigold mala (garlands) for Diwali festival, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, Asia
India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi, Dasashwamedha ghat during Dev Deepawali festival
India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi, Dev Deepawali festival, Hindu devotees lighting “Om” shaped oil lamps.
Diwali sweet (metai) salesman, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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