PHOTOS: Indians go on shopping spree ahead of Diwali

On the eve of Diwali, Indians thronged the markets to buy crackers, diyas, decorative items, sweets and gifts on Saturday.

Here are a few glimpses of people doing their Diwali shopping across the nation.

 

IMAGE: People purchase decorative items for Diwali at a market in Kolkata. Photograph: Swapan Mahapatra/PTI Photo

IMAGE: A family purchases firecrackers at a market in Allahabad. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: People shop for Diwali at a market in Kolkata. Photograph: Swapan Mahapatra/PTI Photo

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IMAGE: Vendors cover the Diwali lanterns by plastic sheets following rains in Mumbai. Photograph: Mitesh Bhuvad/PTI Photo

IMAGE: Women purchase earthen lamps (diyas) at a market in Kolkata. Photograph: Swapan Mahapatra/PTI Photo

IMAGE: Vendors sell flowers and garlands for Diwali in Agra. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: A view of the illuminated Akshardham Temple on the eve of Diwali, in Gandhinagar. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Border Security Force soldiers light candles during Diwali celebrations near the international border fence at Pargwal, about 40 km from Jammu. Photograph: PTI Photo

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