Attired in new clothes, hundreds of people thronged temples and offered prayers while sweets were exchanged among friends and relatives.
Children, elders, youths celebrated the occasion by bursting crackers.
However, tight security arrangements were made in and around the temples and the sensitive areas of the city.
The shopkeepers remained busy as huge rush of customers were seen purchasing candles, crackers, flowers and the other items as a mark of festivity.
UNI VBH SK BST1953