Getting ready to celebrate festival of lights


Though the size or the design of the diya might vary from home to home, no Deepavali can be complete without diyas. Every home comes alive with bright little glows from these diyas during Deepavali.

Though farmers of Ajjampura-Shivani hobli have lost their crops owing to the heavy rains in the recent days, they are busy with making preparations for the Deepavali, the festival of lights. Different varieties of diyas with different shapes and colours are available in the market. People are busy in purchasing the diyas and making all preparations for the Deepavali festival. Rajasthan diyas are being sold in M G Road and Belur road in Chikmagalur. Some of the diyas are in the shape of three faced gajaraja, Vigneshwara in a conch, lilly, mango, star and square. Different size and shapes are attrracting the attention of the passers.

Along with diyas made of terracota, even cement diyas are available.  Mangilala and Dinesh have come all the way from Jodhpur in Rajasthan to cell these diyas to the residents of Chikmagalur. The duo have brought more than 40,000 diyas with 33 varieties. Around 20,000 diyas have already been sold, they said.

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