Diwali wishes have started pouring in from every quarter on Monday as the nation celebrates the 'Festival of Lights'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted people on Diwali and wished that the festival brought them joy and well-being.
He tweeted, "Wishing everyone a Happy Diwali. Diwali is associated with brightness and radiance. May this auspicious festival further the spirit of joy and well-being in our lives. I hope you have a wonderful Diwali with family and friends."
As per reports, Modi arrived in Kargil this morning to celebrate Diwali with soldiers.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, "The holy festival of Deepawali symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, of religion over unrighteousness. Light diyas in every courtyard for a happy India, share happiness, spread smiles - Happy Diwali to all!".
Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also happiness and prosperity to the people of the city on Diwali.
Chief Minister Kejriwal also wished good health and prosperity to people.
"Lots of good wishes of Diwali to all of you for good health and happy and prosperous life. May goddess Laxmi always reside in your house," he tweeted.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in a tweet greeted people, praying to goddess Laxmi and Lord Rama to bring happiness, prosperity and good fortune in the lives of all.
Meanwhile, Saxena urged people to follow precautionary measures for Covid-19 and pollution while celebrating the festival.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Diwali message also greeted people for Kali Puja.
Tripura CM Manik Saha offered prayers at Santan Sangha Kali Temple in Agartala and distributed clothes amongst the locals on the occasion to mark the festival of lights.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday greeted people on Diwali and wished that the festival of lights brings them success and health.
"Wishing you a Happy Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas. I pray to God that each 'diya' on this Diwali day brings your home success and health," Mann said in a video message. Bandi Chhor Divas coincides with Diwali and it marks the historical release of the sixth Sikh guru, Guru Hargobind, along with 52 kings from a Mughal prison in 1620. Mann also asked people to celebrate a green Diwali.
Not just politicians, other celebrities and politicians also took to Twitter to express Diwali greetings. Many thanked Virat Kohli and team India in their Diwali posts following their spectacular win in yesterday's T20 World Cup match with Pakistan.
Taking to Twitter, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said, "Happy Diwali! Hope everyone celebrating has a great time with your friends and family. I celebrated by watching the last three overs again today, what a game and performance".