Diwali: Hindu celebrations under way worldwide
13 November 2012 Last updated at 12:47 GMT
Thousands of homes and shops have been decorated with lights as Hindus across the world start celebrating Diwali.
Firecrackers are also set off as the annual five-day festival of light which honours the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, gets into full swing.
Yogita Limaye reports from Mumbai.