Amritsar, Oct 18 (ANI): Thousands of devotees gathered at the Golden Temple in Amritsar to witness amazing fireworks on the occasion of Diwali, on Saturday.
The Golden Temple, the most important Sikh shrine in the world, was brilliantly lit up on the occasion.
According to Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) Chief, Avatar Singh Makkar, the day is celebrated to mark the release of 52 prisoners from the detention of a Mughal ruler.
"People across India celebrate the festival with great fervour. They fire crackers.We, Sikhs also mark the occasion to celebrate the release of 52 prisoners from the prison of a Mughal ruler," Makkar said.
Locals expressed happiness after witnessing festivities at the Golden Temple.
"I came here with my family, my father came here after 36 years to witness Diwali festivities," said Harpreet Kaur, a devotee. By Ravinder Singh Robin (ANI)