As we are all aware, the most important Indian festival is here. For instance, people are eagerly looking forward to the Diwali 2022 festivities and everyone is out shopping. Presently, all the shopping markets are buzzing with activity. As a matter of fact, it is a good sign that things are getting back to normal.
Gifting to family & friends is an important Diwali tradition. As a matter of fact, irrespective of their economic circumstances , people celebrate Diwali with great joy. Secondly, new outfits for the family during Diwali is also customary. Diya’s and candles are lit in homes, offices & shops. In addition, hanging colourful string lights outside the homes & offices are also common. Rangoli with coloured powder & flowers is done on the floors. Ganesh Puja & Lakshmi Puja are the main religious events. And finally, the family gets together to play cards and enjoy dinner with a lot of sweets. Above all, the traditional bursting of fire crackers is banned now although it was very central to Diwali celebrations till a few years ago.
Diwali is the best time to shop as Diwali discounts and special Diwali exhibitions drive sales during this season. Gifting is a major Diwali tradition similar to Christmas .
Let us see what are the popular purchases during Diwali and from where to buy them.
Diwali is a very popular & important festival in Delhi. Further, all the markets are beautifully lit and there is a festive cheer in the atmosphere. As a matter of fact, people are jostling for space looking for the best bargains everywhere. Chandni Chowk is in Old Delhi and it is one of the best shopping markets. Further, the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan’s daughter Jahanara Begum designed this shopping market in Delhi. Hence ,there is a lot of history attached to it. As a matter of fact ,the present Delhi government has beautified Chandni Chowk and made it pedestrian friendly. Further, you can purchase everything that you want in Chandni Chowk at very reasonable prices.
Some of the items available there include;
-New clothes for the entire family- OP. Jawaharlal & Sons, RCKC and Chabbra are few of the shops from where to purchase new salwar suits and dresses for the entire family. For instance, salwar suits such as Anarkali suits and a variety of new styles are available in these shops.
-Dry fruits boxes- Visit Khari Baoli and get the best selection of dry fruits at the best prices. They have ready made boxes that you can pick up.
-Packaged gifts – Visit Kinari Bazar for decorative boxes. They come with tassels & coloured borders and are very attractive. They are available in a variety of shapes & sizes.
-Silver gift articles. Dariba Kalan is the place for exciting silver gifts, silver jewellery & gold & silver coins.
Sweet boxes- Haldirams & Bikaner Sweets have ready to pick up & customised sweet boxes as well.
The best shops for clothes are Nalli, Frontier Raas,& Pantaloons.
Beli Rams and Khanna Jewellers are the best for silver gift articles. In addition, Bengali Sweets is the best shop for sweets & dry fruits
For instance, New clothes can be purchased at Ranas and Rattan Deep Stores.
You can visit National Handloom Stores for gifts & gift boxes. Further, Johari Bazar has also several wholesale shops that stock dry fruits. You can take your pick . Finally, it is a is a jeweller’s market where you can shop for silver articles and silver jewellery. LMB Hotel & Natraj Sweets in this Jaipur shopping market are the best known shops for sweets.
Rasi Silks, Sreenivas Silks and Kanchi Weavers are some of the best shops in Mylapore, Chennai for beautiful Kanjivaram silk sarees.
Silverware and silver gift articles can be purchased at Sukra Silver Jewellery Store. Similarly, Giri Trading Store is the best known shop for all puja related articles in Chennai. In addition, this Chennai shopping market has several shops that sell stainless steel vessels.
Lastly,Manjal, which is in Adyar, is a fantastic shop for gifting in Chennai. For instance, they make amazing bags, trays and baskets from palm leaves.
Nalli, Sundari Silks, Kumaran Silks & Pothys are well known shops for Kanjivaram silk sarees.
Further, Prince Jewellers & GRT are best known Jewellery stores.
Sarvana Stores stocks everything from sarees to jewellery to household utensils. In other words, it is a one stop shop. Finally, Sarvana Bhavan is well known for sweets and savoury purchases.
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