ALLAHABAD, INDIA, October 27, 2010: When it comes to lighting on Diwali, diyas (traditional oil lamps made of clay) occupy a special place. Despite the influx of LED lights and Chinese bulbs, people in the city are still going for the traditional diyas this Diwali. With the changing trends, potters too are wheeling out designer diyas.
A potter in trans-Yamuna area said, “People prefer performing puja in traditional style. At least 11 diyas are lit before Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi on Diwali. Their fire cannot be matched by electrical gadgets.