People had special sesame oil bath and wore new clothes. Friends and relatives asked one another the ritualistic question? “Ganga Sthanam Aachha?” – had your bath with the holy water of Ganga river?
“I got up early and had oil bath. Then I visited my mother to get her blessings. My daughter, who is in the US, wished us on the occasion as well,” Revathi Vasan, a housewife based here, told IANS.
Neighbours exchanged sweets, savouries and the special Diwali Leghium – a herbal jam.