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

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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

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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

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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

Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

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

Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

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

Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

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

Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

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

Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

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

Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

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

Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

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

Updated Date: Oct 22, 2014 07:49:42 IST