India celebrates Diwali with prayers, lights, crackers
New Delhi: Millions of Indians celebrated Diwali, the colourful festival of lights, with joy all over the country despite rising prices of sweets, dry fruits and firecrackers. Major cities saw traffic jams as shoppers thronged markets and called on friends and relatives to exchange greetings on Diwali, which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said was a harbinger of happiness and prosperity.
Image: The Akshardham temple stands illuminated with lamps and light during Diwali, at Gandhinagar, about 30 kilometers north of Ahmadabad, on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Text: IANS