Devotees on Saturday celebrated the occasion of Kartik Purnima – a Hindu, Sikh and Jain festival. It is celebrated on a full moon night, on the fifteenth lunar day of the Kartik month in the Hindu calendar. It is also known as the Deva-Diwali or Karthikai Deepam in South India.

Here is how devotees marked the day across India:

A Sadhu offer prayers after taking a holy dip in Ajay river on the occasion of Kartik Purnima in West Bengal's Birbhum district. (Credit: PTI)
A Sadhu offer prayers after taking a holy dip in Ajay river on the occasion of Kartik Purnima in West Bengal's Birbhum district. (Credit: PTI)
Haridwar's Har ki Paidi ghat by the Ganga is crowded with devotees there to offer prayers on Kartik Purnima. (Credit: PTI)
Haridwar's Har ki Paidi ghat by the Ganga is crowded with devotees there to offer prayers on Kartik Purnima. (Credit: PTI)
Buddhist monks and devotees offer special prayers on Kartik Purnima at the Bodh Gaya in Bihar. (Credit: PTI)
Buddhist monks and devotees offer special prayers on Kartik Purnima at the Bodh Gaya in Bihar. (Credit: PTI)
Kartik Purnima brings scores of devotees to the Ganga in Patna. (Credit: PTI)
Kartik Purnima brings scores of devotees to the Ganga in Patna. (Credit: PTI)
People celebrate "Chunari Manorath" in the Yamuna in Mathura. (Credit: PTI)
People celebrate "Chunari Manorath" in the Yamuna in Mathura. (Credit: PTI)
Devotees throng Bihar's Simariya Ghat in Begusarai to take a holy dip in the Ganga. Three people died in a stampede at the ghat earlier in the day. (Credit: PTI)
Devotees throng Bihar's Simariya Ghat in Begusarai to take a holy dip in the Ganga. Three people died in a stampede at the ghat earlier in the day. (Credit: PTI)
Devotees take a holy dip in the Ganga in Bihar's Simariya Ghat in Begusarai. (Credit: PTI)
Devotees take a holy dip in the Ganga in Bihar's Simariya Ghat in Begusarai. (Credit: PTI)
Passengers hang out of a train heading to Patna in Bihar, overcrowded by the Kartik Purnima rush . (Credit: PTI)
Passengers hang out of a train heading to Patna in Bihar, overcrowded by the Kartik Purnima rush . (Credit: PTI)
Devotees wait in a queue at the Vindhyavasini temple in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, on Kartik Purnima. (Credit: PTI)
Devotees wait in a queue at the Vindhyavasini temple in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, on Kartik Purnima. (Credit: PTI)
A woman carries a goat for Kartik Purnima rituals in Patna. (Credit: PTI)
A woman carries a goat for Kartik Purnima rituals in Patna. (Credit: PTI)
A woman gives her decorative boat a push in Daya river in Bhubaneswar, as part of Karti Purnima celebrations. (Credit: PTI)
A woman gives her decorative boat a push in Daya river in Bhubaneswar, as part of Karti Purnima celebrations. (Credit: PTI)