SUKKUR - Members of the Hindu community in Shikarpur and its adjoining areas on Monday celebrated Diwali.

To celebrate the festival, community members light earthen lamps that symbolizes the lighting of such lamps by the people of Ayodhya. The PML-N leader, Advocate Jai Jai Vishnu, said that Diwali was celebrated to mark the return of Rama after completing a 14-year exile in jungle, as per Hindu faith.

At Hindu temples across the Shikarpur district, special gatherings were held to mark the occasion. The main gathering was held at the main temple early in the morning. Bhajans and other religious songs were sung at the gatherings that concluded with special prayers for the integrity, solidarity and prosperity of the country.