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Tamil Nadu celebrates Diwali

Posted on Nov 13, 03:06PM | IANS

Tamil Nadu rang in Diwali with firecrackers and a visual treat of diyas Tuesday morning.

People across the state woke up early, wore new clothes and performed prayers at home to mark the festival of lights. This was followed by another round of cracker explosions.

Neighbours, relatives and friends exchanged Diwali greetings.

"As usual Diwali started with crackers early in the morning. After the traditional oil bath we went to the temple," J. Muralidharan, a public sector employee, told IANS.

He said the crackers this time cost a bomb!

At most homes, telephones started ringing from 8 a.m. as people exchanged Diwali greetings.