When it comes to Diwali, the very first thing which comes to our mind are lights. The entire streets assume a new glitter while colonies dazzle with lamps, lights and candles.
People light oil lamps or LED lights to commemorate the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya after being victorious. With the Covid cloud past us, there is new excitement in the community to celebrate Diwali. Given this, Dwarka markets are set to cater to all festive needs of residents. After a long Covid hiatus, shopkeepers are eager to have better sales.
Cityspidey visited the Ramphal chowk market in sector 7 Dwarka and brought you some insights from the light market.
Apart from popular expectations, the vendors are not happy with the footfall at the market. Ajay Kumar, 38, a resident of Palam village Dwarka, a vendor of candles and Diyas in Ramphal Chowk Dwarka says, "I have been setting stalls here for the past 4 years. After Covid, I believe people are reluctant to spend much on these items. Sales have fallen from what they used to be." If you are from Dwarka and looking to buy lights, visit Ramphal chowk in sector 7. You can buy lights for your home and perhaps, also bring more hope into the lives of these vendors.
Diyas- The festival of lights is incomplete without earthen lamps. As soon as you enter the market you will see several vendors sitting on the footpath selling diyas. Vendors from nearby village areas come here to sell oil lamps made of clay. The Ramphal market is filled with different types and colours of Diyas starting from rupees 20 to 200. Each stall has something different from the others. Explore the market and get the best Diyas home.
Candles are a beautiful way to decorate your spaces on Diwali. A vast variety of candles are available in the market which you can buy. The most popular ones are the floating candles which have the highest demand. Other than that, candles shaped like flowers and other shapes are good choices. Some candles were in the shape of diyas but filled with wax in it. These decorative candles had a very reasonable price. If you have a budget of rupees 250, you will easily get a good set of candles to light up your house. However, no organic candles or scented candles could be seen here.
LED lights- Shopkeepers say that this is one of the most in-demand items for Diwali. Compared to Diyas and candles, people buy more decorative lights now.
Residents can buy some impressive lights here. The lights in the shape of small lamps were creative, and so were the lights in the shape of transparent balls and netted apples. It is hard to visit the market without getting lights. The prices of the LED lights started from 200 and went up to 1000.