For the festival of lights

People throng marketplaces in Chandni Chowk to buy colourful lamps and diyas for Diwali

For the festival of lights

This market is always buzzing with life. The environment here is electric. Waves of people can sweep you away if you remain static for a moment on the street. It doesn’t take a minute to know that it is one of the busiest hubs in the entire country – it is Chandni Chowk. 

One of the major shopping areas of Delhi, Chandni Chowk boasts of numerous shops and is undoubtedly a paradise for shopaholics. Lajpat Rai market and Bhagirath Palace are two main markets selling all electrical goods – including trendy lights for the upcoming Diwali.  

Known as the largest markets in Asia for electrical goods, medical equipment and allopathic medicines, Diwali celebrations definitely begin from Bhagirath Palace, where hundreds of small and big shops exhibit indoor and outdoor lights in countless innovative designs, shapes, textures and sizes.
Streets in Lajpat Rai market and Bhagirath Palace bathe in brightness and welcome visitors with scores of beautiful and soothing lights. Most shopkeepers have been into the business of lighting up homes, shops and offi­ces since decades. They are not only the trend setters but have been privy to the changing trends as well. 

O K Lamps selling fancy decorative lights is one of the popular shops. If you are looking for high quality fancy decorative lights, then this shop is the answer which has been a trusted source since 1990.

“People go for ladis of flash lights and big flowers designs. They also prefer the traditional diya and candle ladi in LEDs lights. Some also buy magic balls, Swastik and Om lights to hang them at entrances,” says a worker at O K Lamps. 
Blinking lights in the form of ladis, magic flower balls, a bunch of sparkling flowers and flower vines with coloured lights, ladiyan with diyas and candle lights – all are popular among the buyers. Counted amongst the top favourites are decorative lights with designs of big flowers, alongwith magic balls except the traditional ladi of diyas and candles. 

Ravi Verma, a Delhiite who is looking forward to this Diwali as he has recently come back from abroad, says, “I found Chandni Chowk the most trusted place to buy anything of your choice. For Diwali I have bought colourful hanging lights, I have also bought lamps and diyas to make this Diwali special for me and my family.”

Whatever your budget, head for Chandni Chowk and you will not be disappointed. 

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