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In Pictures: Devotees celebrate Diwali across the country

Updated : 2019-10-27 11:02:22

Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated to symbolise the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. Here are some images that show celebrations:

Uttar Pradesh state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath presents a statue of Hindu god Rama to Veena Kumar Bhatnagar, a lawmaker from Fiji, during celebrations marking Diwali in Ayodhya. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Uttar Pradesh state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath presents a statue of Hindu god Rama to Veena Kumar Bhatnagar, a lawmaker from Fiji, during celebrations marking Diwali in Ayodhya. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
An artist sits dressed as a Hindu goddess during celebrations marking Diwali in Ayodhya. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
An artist sits dressed as a Hindu goddess during celebrations marking Diwali in Ayodhya. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Uttar Pradesh state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath folds his hands with respect in front of artists dressed as god Rama and Sita during celebrations marking Diwali in Ayodhya. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Uttar Pradesh state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath folds his hands with respect in front of artists dressed as god Rama and Sita during celebrations marking Diwali in Ayodhya. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
People light earthen lamps on the banks of the River Sarayu as part of Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
People light earthen lamps on the banks of the River Sarayu as part of Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Devotees light earthen lamps on the banks of the River Sarayu as part of Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Devotees light earthen lamps on the banks of the River Sarayu as part of Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
People light earthen lamps on the banks of the River Sarayu as part of Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
People light earthen lamps on the banks of the River Sarayu as part of Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
People light lamps on the banks of the river Sarayu to celebrate Diwali in Ayodhya. Hundreds of thousands of earthen lamps were illuminated as part of Diwali celebrations, the festival of lights. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
People light lamps on the banks of the river Sarayu to celebrate Diwali in Ayodhya. Hundreds of thousands of earthen lamps were illuminated as part of Diwali celebrations, the festival of lights. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
A woman raises her phone as she attends a concert at Central Park in New Delhi. The Delhi government will stage a four-day laser show starting Saturday to encourage residents to skip firecrackers altogether during Diwali.  (AP Photo/Rishabh Jain)
A woman raises her phone as she attends a concert at Central Park in New Delhi. The Delhi government will stage a four-day laser show starting Saturday to encourage residents to skip firecrackers altogether during Diwali.  (AP Photo/Rishabh Jain)
An artist performs at a laser show being organized by the Delhi government to encourage residents to skip firecrackers altogether during Diwali, at Central Park in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Rishabh Jain)
An artist performs at a laser show being organized by the Delhi government to encourage residents to skip firecrackers altogether during Diwali, at Central Park in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Rishabh Jain)
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