Images of India : Getting ready for Diwali…

Diwali DiyasAn artist decorates earthenware oil pots or ‘diyas’ ahead of the Diwali festival of lights. Diyas which are lit and placed around the home, are in heavy demand during the festival which marks the victory of good over evil and commemorates Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana. These days however some homes substitute battery operated ‘simulated’ diyas to decorate their homes.