These photographs show how flower garlands are used to celebrate this festival. Here people have gathered the evening before to pick up some marigold garlands for use.
Vehicles and tools of the trade are given a lot of importance.
A picture of a car with a marigold garland.
A two-wheeler with a marigold garland.
Here is a shopkeeper opening his shop after decorating it with garlands of orange flowers.
Fake flowers are often used. Doorways and entrances are decorated with synthetic garlands, and these are often kept on the doorways long after the festival is over.
Another example of what is called a "toran." This is a decorated garland, often synthetic, which is often used these days. One can keep it on the doorway indefinitely unlike flower garlands which have to be removed.
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