New Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been mobbed by crowds on a Delhi parade celebrating his landslide election victory.
A brass band struck up early in the morning at the capital's airport as thousands of supporters awaited Modi's arrival from the western state of Gujarat, where the night before he had addressed a sea of jubilant voters chanting his name.
Modi's landslide win for his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) closes off a chapter of fragile coalition governments, giving the former tea-seller ample room to advance reforms started 23 years ago by current Prime Minister Manmohan Singh but which have stalled in recent years.
President Barack Obama invited India's newly elected leader, Narendra Modi, to visit Washington in a congratulatory phone call to him on Friday, the White House said.
Obama told Modi he looks forward to working closely with him to "fulfill the extraordinary promise of the US-India strategic partnership," a White House statement said.
"The president invited Narendra Modi to visit Washington at a mutually agreeable time to further strengthen our bilateral relationship," the statement said.
Incoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to fulfill the dreams of 1.2 billion people after an election win which delivered the country's first outright majority government in 30 years.
Mr Modi declared the result a "landmark" and promised the nation "good days are about it come" once his BJP party's victory was confirmed.
India's incoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to his 95-year-old mother as early election results showed his BJP party was heading for a landslide victory in the country's general election.
Mr Modi can be seen touching mother Hiraben's feet before she places a hand on his head as a sign of blessing and applies a special pigment known as Sindoor to his forehead.
David Cameron has offered his congratulations to India's incoming Prime Minister, the BJP party's Narendra Modi.
Results so far indicate a landslide victory for Mr Modi's party over Manmohan Singh's Congress Party.
PM: Congratulations @narendramodi on victory in India's elections. Keen to work together to get the most from UK-India relationship
The leader of India's BJP, Narendra Modi, has tweeted a picture of him being blessed by his mother following election results indicating a landslide victory for his party.
The current Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has already called Mr Modi to congratulate him on the nationalist party's success.
Sought blessings from my Mother http://t.co/OegXhartLx
India's current Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has phoned his opponent Narendra Modi to congratulate him on the BJP party's victory in the Indian elections.
With early results coming in, the nationalist BJP is set for a landslide victory over Dr Singh's Congress Party.
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh calls Shri Narendra Modi and congratulated him on his party's victory in the Lok Sabha elections.
Narendra Modi, who is now expected to become India's next Prime Minister, has tweeted in celebration at the results, declaring "India has won".
Mr Modi's BJP party looks set to register a convincing victory over the ruling Congress Party, who have now conceded defeat.
The ruling Congress Party has conceded defeat in India's elections, meaning the nationalist BJP party under Narendra Modi is set to take power.
"We accept defeat. We are ready to sit in the opposition," senior Congress member Rajeev Shukla told reporters.