This Diwali festival in New Delhi shows the sights, but not the sounds, as the local people enjoy their annual festival of lights.
The people are out buying small clay diyas, for decoration and for their puja or prayers. The small pots are filled with oil and set alight, producing the beautiful display seen below.
We captured some beautifully drawn Rangoli, the colorful patterns made from dyed powders and flowers, to welcome the goddess Lakshmi.
In preparation for the festival, the markets are beautifully decorated, and as we see below, the shopkeepers have arranged small figurines of the god, Ganesha and the goddess Lakshmi.
The fireworks are a big and spectacular part of Diwali, even though some are simple displays, the lists give everyone a good feeling. Some of the firework displays are very large and lavish.