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In pictures: Diwali 2018 - Hindus celebrate the festival of lights in India

One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolises the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.

In pictures: Diwali 2018 - Hindus celebrate the festival of lights in India
Indian people light earthen lamps on the banks of the River Sarayu on the eve of 'Diwali' festival during a 'Deepotsav' event organised by the Uttar Pradesh government in Ayodhya on November 6, 2018. 'Diwali', the Festival of Lights, marks victory over evil and commemorates the time when Hindu god Lord Rama achieved victory over Ravana and returned to his kingdom Ayodhya.
In pictures: Diwali 2018 - Hindus celebrate the festival of lights in India
Indian workers light oil lamps during 'Diwali' festival celebrations in Gandhinagar, some 30 kms from Ahmedabad on November 6, 2018..
In pictures: Diwali 2018 - Hindus celebrate the festival of lights in India
Houses on a hill are seen lit-up as a part of 'Diwali' festival celebrations in Mumbai on November 6, 2018.
In pictures: Diwali 2018 - Hindus celebrate the festival of lights in India
Indian people light earthen lamps on the banks of the River Sarayu on the eve of 'Diwali' festival during a 'Deepotsav' event organised by the Uttar Pradesh government in Ayodhya on November 6, 2018.
In pictures: Diwali 2018 - Hindus celebrate the festival of lights in India
Indian girls light earthen lamps on a 'Rangoli' as they celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, in Guwahati on November 6, 2018.
In pictures: Diwali 2018 - Hindus celebrate the festival of lights in India
Indian children dressed up as the Hindu deities Rama and Sita take a selfie photograph at an event to celebrate the Diwali festival in Ajmer in western Rajasthan state on November 6, 2018.