Goa's festive spirit is unmatched! You may wonder why we say this, but whether it's a small or big occasion, Goa knows how to celebrate any festival in a grand manner.
Diwali is just around the corner, but preparations for the festival began some months ago, with youngsters preparing huge effigies of Narkasura.
As the months turned into weeks, and then into days, and now into just a few hours, people are hurriedly working to get their homes festive ready.
MARKET READY !
You can find roadside kiosks to markets flooded with several festive decorations filling the air with an expectant excitement.
The variety of vibrant coloured aakash kandils in the markets is sure to give market-goers a tough time choosing the ones that will best suit their homes and add beauty.
A variety of clay lamps crafted by local artists can be found in the market, along with lamps made from different materials. These are available in different sizes and colours.
JUST FOR KIDS
People who can't create large effigies of Narkasura opt for smaller ones to bring joy to their children, who are captivated by them.
WORK IN PROGRESS
Apart from individuals buying decorative items, young people, on the contrary, are swiftly adding the finishing touches to their Narkasura effigies, which are still unfinished. These effigies are then take to parades which take place a night prior to Diwali in major cities of Goa - Panjim, Ponda, Mapusa, Vasco, Margao and others.