Photos: From lanterns to firecrackers, here is how Mumbai gears up for Diwali

Here is a look at the shopping frenzy that grips Mumbai during Diwali.

Sachin Gokhale October 22, 2014 07:48:52 IST
Photos: From lanterns to firecrackers, here is how Mumbai gears up for Diwali
Photos From lanterns to firecrackers here is how Mumbai gears up for Diwali

As Diwali is around the corner, people from all over Mumbai are busy shopping for diyas, fire-crackers and sweets. Here is a look at how Mumbai celebrates the Festival of Lights. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

Photos From lanterns to firecrackers here is how Mumbai gears up for Diwali

Diyas are lit during Diwali as a symbol of the victory of good over evil. The practice of adorning buildings with diyas is a celebration of light. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

Photos From lanterns to firecrackers here is how Mumbai gears up for Diwali

You even have a choice among diyas, as diyas of all shapes, colour and sizes are available during Diwali. Designer Diyas are becoming popular in Mumbai. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

Photos From lanterns to firecrackers here is how Mumbai gears up for Diwali

The Diwali frenzy of sale and purchase is an important source of livelihood for many in Mumbai, who make different kinds of Diwali products to attract consumers. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

Photos From lanterns to firecrackers here is how Mumbai gears up for Diwali

From multi-coloured ornament-shaped diyas to diyas shaped like tiny mud houses, you have a lot of choice during this Diwali in Mumbai. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

Photos From lanterns to firecrackers here is how Mumbai gears up for Diwali

Diwali in Mumbai is also famous for lanterns of different colours and design adorning every house. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

Photos From lanterns to firecrackers here is how Mumbai gears up for Diwali

The shops in Mumbai ensure that people never run out of choices when it comes to shopping for lanterns, diyas and other Diwali goods. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

Photos From lanterns to firecrackers here is how Mumbai gears up for Diwali

What is Diwali without the sight of firecrackers bursting in the sky? Mumbaikars go hunting for the brightest firecrackers at the best price in the city. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

Photos From lanterns to firecrackers here is how Mumbai gears up for Diwali

Diwali, apart from being a celebration of light, is equally a celebration of food as various kinds of sweets and dry fruits are prepared and sold. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

Photos From lanterns to firecrackers here is how Mumbai gears up for Diwali

The one thing that is always a part of shopping for Diwali is bargaining as buyer and seller try to reach that perfect price. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost

Photos From lanterns to firecrackers here is how Mumbai gears up for Diwali

Apart from the lanterns and diyas, rangolis are a big part of Diwali which are usually present at the entrance to every house. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

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