People light firecrackers as they celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights at a playground in Mumbai. Diwali, the festival of lights, is one of Hinduism's most important festivals dedicated to the worship of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth. (Image: AP)
Tens of thousands of people set off a multitude of firecrackers to celebrate the festival of lights, Diwali. Many revellers flouted the Supreme Court order that firecrackers could be exploded only between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.