Puducherry, Oct 27: Diwali, the festival of lights, was celebrated with gaiety and enthusiasm in the Union Territory of Puducherry on Sunday.
People clad in new dresses worshiped the deity early in the morning. Long queues were seen in front of all temples including the famous Manakkula Vinayagar temple here. People also exchanged sweets and pleasantries to mark the occasion.
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, his cabinet colleagues,Speaker of the territorial assembly Sivakozhunthu and several political party leaders greeted the people on the occasion. (UNI)