Diwali celebrated with traditional fervour in Bihar

Patna, Nov 12 (UNI) Diwali, the festival of lights, was celebrated with traditional fervour in Bihar on Sunday with millions of people thronging the temples across the state to offer worship to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi.

A large number of people particularly women and girls attired in traditional dresses, worshipped Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi in their homes and also in temples across the state.

They also decorated their homes with colourful lights and extended greetings to each other on the occasion.

Bihar Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greeted the people of the state on the occasion.

Both Arlekar and Kumar wished people, a very happy Diwali and prayed for prosperity in their life.

According to state police headquarters, tight security arrangements have been made to ensure that no anti-social element could create trouble during the festival.

A close vigil was being maintained in sensitive areas and additional deployment of security forces have been made to avoid any trouble.

People have been advised to follow norms while bursting crackers to celebrate the festival. State police headquarters has cancelled leave of all policemen except for those facing extreme urgency and medical conditions.

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