Images of India: Monks celebrate Diwali
November 6th, 2010
09:36 AM ET

Images of India: Monks celebrate Diwali

We arrived in Mumbai on the first day of Diwali, the holiest day in the Hindu religion. Often called the Festival of Lights, celebrants adorn their homes and even their stores with twinkling lights and flowers and fruit. For many, Diwali marks the start of a new year.

Most families gather in their homes to say a Diwali “puja” – or prayer. Many others gather at local temples. CNN was able to gain rare access to one temple last night. Monks lit incense and laid out offerings.

Topics: India • The Visuals

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