The Mauritian League of Friends celebrated the Diwali festival of light. The event at Fleetdown Community Centre in Dartford, welcomes in the Hindu new year and is the time when the god Rama returned to the Kingdom of Ayodha, a mythical version of India after 14 years in exile. Pictured are Hindu worshippers praying to the Mother Maksmi, the goddess who represents the home. One of the rituals of welcoming in the new year is to clean the home.