British tourists pose for a photo with Indian Sikh Nihang (a traditional Sikh religious warrior) Baba 'Avtar' Singh wears an oversized giant traditional turban as he pay respects at the Golden temple in Amritsar on the eve of Diwali. (Images AFP)
Handmade lanterns form important part of decorative items.
Lanterns and plastic garlands have huge demand on this day.
Akshardham temple gets illuminated with over 10,000 Diyas on the eve of Diwali in Gandhinagar .
Lighting of the lamps started November 10 and will last until November 16.
A soldier helps mentally challenged children light sparklers as part of Diwali celebrations in Bangalore.
Eunuchs collecting money from shopkeepers ahead of Diwali.
Shops loaded with decorative items in Amritsar and all over India.
A little kid excitingly lookss at fireworks in a shop at Amritsar.
Indian widows hold lit diyas during Diwali celebrations at Kesi Ghat on the banks of the Yamuna river in Vrindavan.
A widow in Vrindavan prays before a sacred tree on the eve of Diwali.
Vendor sells statues of Hindu Goddess Lakshmi at a roadside stall on the eve of Diwali in Hyderabad.
A priest ties mango leaves at the entrance of a temple during Diwali, in Hyderabad.
In Hyderabad, people decorate the entrance of their homes and business centers with banana leaves and marigold flowers.