Tamil Nadu celebrates Diwali with great fervour

November 5th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Nov 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu woke up to the sounds of crackers and the visual treat of diyas on Diwali - the festival of lights.

People across the state exchanged sweets, savouries and the special Diwali Leghium — herbal jam — with friends, neighbours and relatives, and celebrated the day with fervour.

Relatives and friends asked one another “Ganga Sthanam Aachha?” — is bathing with the water of holy river Ganga over?

“The day started with bursting of crackers with my kids. After the traditional oil bath we went to the nearby temple to offer prayers,” J.Muralidharan, a resident of Chennai, told IANS.

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