Diwali in Pakistan

Published November 5, 2013
A member of the Hindu community in Hyderabad performs a religious ritual to celebrate Dewali, at a local temple. – Photo by APP
A member of the Hindu community in Hyderabad performs a religious ritual to celebrate Dewali, at a local temple. – Photo by APP
A member of the Hindu community in Hyderabad performs a religious ritual in honor of Dewali. – Photo by INP
A member of the Hindu community in Hyderabad performs a religious ritual in honor of Dewali. – Photo by INP
Women from Hyderabad's Hindu community perform rituals to honor the gods during Diwali. – Photo by INP
Women from Hyderabad's Hindu community perform rituals to honor the gods during Diwali. – Photo by INP
A member of Larkana’s Hindu community performs a religious ritual to celebrate Dewali, at a local temple. – Photo by APP
A member of Larkana’s Hindu community performs a religious ritual to celebrate Dewali, at a local temple. – Photo by APP
Hindu women offer prayers during a ceremony for Diwali, in Hyderabad. – Photo by PPI
Hindu women offer prayers during a ceremony for Diwali, in Hyderabad. – Photo by PPI
Pakistani Hindus celebrate Diwali with fireworks in Lahore. – Photo by AFP
Pakistani Hindus celebrate Diwali with fireworks in Lahore. – Photo by AFP
A young Pakistani Hindu sits near a "rangoli," which are traditional patterns made from coloured powders, during Diwali celebrations at the Shree Swami Narayan Temple in Karachi. – Photo by Reuters
A young Pakistani Hindu sits near a "rangoli," which are traditional patterns made from coloured powders, during Diwali celebrations at the Shree Swami Narayan Temple in Karachi. – Photo by Reuters
Pakistani Hindus celebrate Diwali with fireworks in Karachi. – Photo by AFP
Pakistani Hindus celebrate Diwali with fireworks in Karachi. – Photo by AFP
A Hindu child plays with sparklers during Diwali celebrations, held near Swami Narayan Temple in Karachi. – Photo by PPI
A Hindu child plays with sparklers during Diwali celebrations, held near Swami Narayan Temple in Karachi. – Photo by PPI

The festival of Diwali, also known as the "Festival of Lights", is one of the most important religious festivals in the Hindu calender. It represents the triumph of good over evil. As such Hindu communities from across Pakistan observed and celebrated the auspicious event.

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