Diwali fervour grips Assam

Light and colour have brightened the cityscape as Guwahatians prepare to celebrate Diwali. Preparations are in full swing across Assam to celebrate Diwali – the festival of lights.

The ancient festival of Diwali has been celebrated for ages in India and annual celebrations are still held each year all over the country with great flourish, enthusiasm and gaiety. Traditionally believed to be a Hindu festival of wealth and prosperity, it is amazing to see how Diwali has become an occasion for all Indians irrespective of their status and castes.

Market for traditional clay diyas is wearing a gloomy look ahead of Diwali as more people are opting for cheap electric lamps at a time when inflation is biting hard.

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