Hansi: There are only a few days left until the country’s most important festival, Diwali. The rush of buyers of Diwali goods is also growing in the markets. In such a situation, shopkeepers have organized sales and other offers to offer discounts and cheap goods to woo customers so that people make more and more purchases during the festival. During this time, work on making earthen lamps for the Diwali festival of lights is in full swing. Traditional and attractive lamps in different shapes attract many people. After making the lamps, the artisans are busy painting them and other decorations. There are only a few days left for the Diwali festival, so the production of the lamps is progressing quickly.
Given the current circumstances, people are also giving importance to adopting Swadeshi. For this reason, lamp manufacturers also hope that their old times will return if there is resistance to the use of Chinese goods. This time on Diwali festival, people buy more earthen lamps than Chinese lamps and candles in the market. Idol artist Devi, who lives in Premnagar near the city, said her family has been making lamps and idols from clay for 20 years and has been selling lamps and idols in Hansi town for 10 years, before that her family Hat family for 10 years Lamps sold in Chandigarh. He said that the demand for kerosene lamps has declined in recent years due to the increased demand for Chinese electric chandeliers in the market.
But even today, devotees light only earthen lamps to worship Goddess Lakshmi in their homes and establishments as well as on rooftops and courtyards. For this reason, there is still a demand for these lamps. In ancient culture, there is a tradition of lighting earthen lamps on Diwali. And that is the reason why people are now avoiding Chinese products, the demand for domestic lamps is increasing and the youth are so enthusiastic about buying earthen lamps. And this time, with the high demand for lamps, the Devi family is busy making lamps day and night and making lamps and idols by purchasing high quality clay from far off areas.
Clay utensils are also expensive
This time on Diwali, lamps and earthenware utensils are more expensive than last year due to high demand for earthen lamps. Although there are no major differences in tariffs, the size of lamps and other utensils has also become smaller than before. Devi, an artisan who makes clay lamps and idols, said that earlier clay was available free in the surrounding areas for making lamps and other items while a kiln was fired to make clay lamps, utensils etc. However, due to the problems faced by the people in the neighborhood due to the smoke coming out of the oven, the firing of the oven has currently been stopped and lamps and utensils are now made in gas ovens or electric ovens, which are relatively expensive, hence there were this time a slight increase in the prices of earthen lamps and idols.
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