HYDERABAD: The Hindu community of Hyderabad is preparing to celebrate Diwali festival.
Diwali will be celebrated on October 24.
Dewali is a colorful festival involving lighting candles, worship, celebration and prayers, where ‘prashad’ is offered to all devotees.
Diwali, being the festival of lights, thousands of lamps are lit in and outside every home on the day.
Diwali is a five day Hindu festival and during this time, homes are thoroughly cleaned and windows are opened to welcome Laksmi, goddess of wealth. Candles and lamps are lit as a greeting to Laksmi.
The celebrations continue for five days and each day of Diwali celebrations is associated with different myths, legends and beliefs. People wear new clothes and observe religious rituals.