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Tamil Nadu celebrates Diwali

IANS  |  Chennai 

People in celebrated with traditional fervour starting of with special oil bath, wearing new clothes and bursting fire crackers.

Unlike previous years though the sound of the bursting of fire crackers was rather subdued following the he Supreme Court-imposed restrictions.

The has permitted fire cracker bursting from 6 to 7 a.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

So, the customary greetings and queries that usually among friends and relatives had been -- ? -- had your bath with the holy water of , was replaced with whether you had burst fire crackers?!!

"We got up early had our The morning round of fire cracker bursting got over," J.Muralidharan, a public sector employee told IANS.

Neighbours exchanged sweets, savouries and the special Leghium - a

herbal jam.

There was a large number of devotees at the temples offering prayers on this special day.



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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 09:34 IST