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Hundreds take part in Diwali, Hindu festival of light

The Diwali festival of lights is being marked in colourful style at numerous locations across the South East tonight.

In Crawley the celebrations - symbolising the victory of good over evil - centre on the Hindu Sanatan Mandir temple.

Malcolm Shaw has been finding out more about the five day festival.

Celebrations on final day of Diwali

Today is the final day of Diwali - the Festival of Light. Sikh and Hindu communities across our region are celebrating faith, freedom, family and food.

It's an extra special Diwali for Hindus in Reading - the renovation of the town's new temple is almost complete. Divya Kohli has been along to see why the Festival of Light will be even brighter.


Festival of light celebrations start today

Diwali is the most popular festival from the Indian sub-continent to celebrate the victory of good over evil, light over darkness Credit: Press Association Images

One of the most important festivals in the Hindu calendar begins today. Diwali, or the festival of lights, sees worshippers lighting candles as they celebrate good over evil and light over darkness. Hundreds of people are expected at Reading's Hindu Temple later to take part in the week long event.