Indians all over the world celebrate Diwali (Deepavali), the colourful festival of lights on Wednesday, 11 November.
The five-day-long festival that begins 18 days after Dussehra, signifies the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.
As part of the celebrations, people clean and decorate their homes, dress up in new attires, light diyas, burn crackers, share sweets and gifts. Special pujas are conducted to honour the goddess of wealth and prosperity -- Lakshmi.
Many South Indian celebs like Mammootty, Mohanlal, Suriya Sivakumar, Nivin Pauly, Raai Laxmi, Kavya Madhavan, Jayasurya, Tovino Thomas, Meghna Raj among many others have wished their fans on the festival of lights.
Check out celebrity wishes below:
Posted by Indrajith Sukumaran on Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Dear all! Excited to announce #24's first look will be revealed on 24th of Nov...! Have a Happy & safe Diwali guys! :)
Happy Diwali my dear friends. Time to kick all the negativity out and time to bring all the positivity in. Stay safe and be responsible.
— RAAI LAXMI (@iamlakshmirai) November 10, 2015
happy diwali to all my fb friends ....