It is believed that on this day, asura or demon Narakasura was killed by Krishna, Lord Vishnu’s avatar.
A huge Diwali rush was seen in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. The markets are decked up with candles, lights, earthen lamps and other decorative items.
Friends and families get together, light ‘diyas’ or earthen lamps in their houses, feast on sweet delicacies, exchange gifts, play games and burn crackers.
Meanwhile in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is scheduled to grace the Deepotsav celebrations in Ayodhya on Saturday.
Over 5.50 lakh earthen lamps will be lit a day ahead of Diwali.
In another event, a mega laser show has been organised in the National Capital to promote community-level celebrations for Diwali and to discourage the people from bursting crackers this Diwali.