There was no apparent impact of the blasts in Patna as people were busy enjoying the various aspects of the festival, Arun Singh and his wife Chanchal of Hermitage Majestic Apartment near Patliputra Colony in Patna said.

"It is a good thing that people are illuminating their houses, bursting firecrackers and sharing sweets with each other," Singh said.

Reports reaching in Patna from rural areas, small towns and other districts said that people have celebrated Diwali with traditional gusto.

Security was tightened following an alert in the state after intelligence reports of terror strike threat during the festival.

Six of the seven blasts took place on October 27 at Patna's Gandhi Maidan before Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed a rally. The seventh explosion took place at the railway station.

(Agencies)

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