Diwali 2021: Country gears up for Festival of Lights

Diwali, the festival of lights, will be celebrated in India on November 4 but usually lasts for five days. Preparations

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Diwali is usually celebrated 20 days after Vijayadashami, the last day of Durga Puja. The festival is just around the corner and the entire country has started gearing up for the festival of lights. (ANI)

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Since 2017, the Yogi Adityanath government has been holding Deepotsav in Ayodhya every year on the Diwali eve. (HT File Photo)

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Before Diwali, people clean their houses and make rangolis on the floor. In this still, a woman potter can be seen displaying earthen lamps made using cow dung ahead of the festival in Surat.(ANI)

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A potter makes earthen lamps for the upcoming Diwali festival in Patna.(ANI)

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A potter makes earthen diyas in the scorching heat for the festival of lights, Diwali in Ranchi.(ANI)

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Choti Diwali which is also known as Naraka Chaturdashi is observed on the second day. Potters all over the country are putting in all their efforts in making diyas ahead of the festival.(ANI)

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Lakshmi Puja is marked on the second day of Diwali, which is also the darkest day of the traditional month. In this photo, people buy firecrackers from a shop ahead of the festival.(HT Photo/Amal KS)

Updated on Oct 18, 2021 01:16 PM IST