The festival of lights is back. Hindus are celebrating Diwali with zeal and fervour today, families and the community decorating their houses and temples with colourful lights. This festival is also known as Deepavali or the festival of lights
The festivities include decoration of houses and temples with rangoli, lights, flowers and diyas.
Diwali is celebrated at the end of every autumn to commemorate the victory of Hindu god Lord Rama — or Ramachandra — over evil Ravana and how he spent 14 years in tranquillity. Celebrated for five days, it also marks the start of the new year of Hindu calendar.
The Hindu community also lit earthen lamps in the night and fireworks were also be exhibited to celebrate the festival.