Guwahati : Along with the rest of the country, Diwali mood grips entire Guwahati too with entire lanes of Guwahati decked up with glittering colorful lights, lanterns and diyas (earthen lamps) on the occasion of Diwali.
Diwali mood grips entire Guwahati
The festival represents the same symbolic victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and good over evil. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that are lit outside the houses to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness.
Entire Guwahati shows Diwali mood
Every year, the festival is celebrated with much fervor and enthusiasm.
Apart from decorating their homes and workplaces, people are seen making a beeline to the sweetmeat shops.
Roadside vendors are seen selling fresh flowers, decorative items, lamps, banana plants, idols of Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesha, diyas and other puja paraphernalia along the city footpaths.
The enlightened Diwali mood of Guwahati by lanes
Diwali is also a good time to catch up with old friends and family and enjoy a meal together. Firecrackers are burst and many people also buy new clothes, jewelry and gifts.
In the meantime, the Kamrup (Metropolitan) district administration has already issued an advisory. The sale of crackers at unauthorized places have been banned.
Diwali marks the return of the 7 incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Lord Ram from exile after a battle against the demons and the demon king, Ravana.