As devotees celebrated Kartik Purnima yesterday, over 1,000 diyas were lit at Banganga in Walkeshwar, Mumbai during the maha aarti.
Video and photographs by Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
IMAGE: Young girls dressed in traditional nine yard saris light lamps on the steps of Banganga.
IMAGE: This year Kartik Poornima, which is also called Deva-Diwali or Deva-Deepawali, was celebrated on November 13.
IMAGE: Picture perfect! Look closer and you'll spot women making a rangoli.
IMAGE: The maha aarti begins with the recitation of the Vedas.
IMAGE: The steps of Bangana glisten in the dark.
IMAGE: It is an occasion for the community to bond and women come dressed in their best.
IMAGE: It is a tradition which has been celebrated for many years now and it always brings back fond memories for the local residents.
IMAGE: This evening will be remembered for the beautiful display of lights. Don't miss the ducks and swans swimming in the tank, and the floral decoration in the background.