Diwali in India in Photos 2015

India celebrates Diwali, the Hindu festival of light on Wednesday. Diwali marks the triumph of light over darkness and the beginning of the Hindu new year.

An Indian girl asked for money during Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, near Allahabad on Wednesday. The festival, characterized by firecrackers, is getting quieter amid anti-noise efforts

An Indian potter made clay pots or ‘diyas’ ahead of the Diwali festival on the outskirts of Hyderabad on November 3, 2015.


A woman colored ‘diyas’ ahead of Diwali in the northern Indian city of Jammu, Nov. 3.

A woman worked at a firecracker factory on the outskirts of Siliguri in India’s east, Nov. 4.

Firecrackers at a factory in Siliguri. Nov. 4.

A vendor spread vermilion powder used for worship during Diwali in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, Nov. 9.

People buy colors for decoration ahead of Diwali festival in the western Indian city of Bhopal, Nov. 6.

A child looked at a display of decorative items at a street ship in the northern Indian city of Amritsar, Nov. 9.

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