The festival of Diwali is approaching and so are the weekends. A season in India where the nights are brighter than any other night elsewhere. A season where joy, laughter, and happiness are seen carried
across homes till the streets. With family, friends, and neighbors all around and after a year-long wait, Diwali sure is one festival that you just can't miss. What are you guys waiting for? Put on your casual outfits, wear those shoes, call your
buddies and start shopping for Diwali.
Visit the Bazaars cos you're probably going to be in for tons of Diwali surprises. The shopkeepers have got some of the best fancy looking things to offer to you guys out there, check them out and buy them, its definitely going to be worth the
Don't forget to check out the story of how Diyas or Diwali lamps are made during the season of Diwali.
The Same Spot !!
Sitting in the same spot for hours without being able to freely roam elsewhere and other than occasionally standing from time to time to get a little relief, these guys are masters at this art of sitting in the same spot.
Colored Deepaks !!
For those of you who love the color painted deepaks, the only trouble you might face is deciding which colored deepak you want to buy. And maybe after that, you may even want to buy many more them, just to add them into your collection of your favorite colored deepaks.
Blank Deepaks !!
These pots are actually the direct results of the hand finished work of the potters. For those of you who prefer getting Diwali earthen pots without the paint or the colors, you can get those kinds of pots in the marketplace too.
Plated Deepaks !!
You may love those beautiful Diwali diyas, but if bending each time to light those diyas bother you, well these Bazaar men have got something even better for all you diya lovers out there. Get the diyas served to you on a plate!
Diwali Danglers !!
Want to have the words DEE-PAA-VA-LI dangling in your home as you wait for your guests who are on the way to your house to celebrate Diwali? Well, these guys have chain-like danglers with each letter of the Hindi word ''Deepavali '' on them.
Little Big Stalls !!
Don't let your eyes fool you, these stalls may look small, but when compared to a regular stall, these stalls are actually quite big !! Some of these stalls can have a huge variety of goods for the customers to choose from and aren't limited to selling traditional Diwali products.
Lanterns up above !!
If you love Chinese lanterns and you're not in China, don't worry. You can get some thing very similar to those lanterns during this particular season of Deepavali. These beautiful lanterns come in different colors and can be hung from your walls at home . And to add in that festive spirit of Diwali , try setting a tiny bulb or a lit candle inside to hollow area of the lantern and watch your lantern glow .
Tough Competition !!
While almost all of the sellers and vendors sell basically the same thing or Diwali product at every stall, it's all about having something that maybe the next stall may not have. Do stop to take a look at what some of these stalls have to offer. You never know what you may find or you may even like something that probably wasn't there in the other stalls.
Keep walking, stop, search and repeat !!
These young guys have the things that essentially light up Diwali - Firecrackers !! From little kids to old adults, who doesn't love playing with those shimmering sparks of light. While some of these stalls may earn huge profits in their business, these guys are also putting their lives on the line by staying and selling in a room filled with crackers like materials.
To all the Diwali lovers out there, do be careful while handling these things as they can cause problems if you become a little careless.
Different shapes of lanterns !!
If you loved the Diwali Lanterns, there's more !! You can get lanterns of different shapes and sizes too. Lanterns include - Star shaped lanterns, cubical shaped lanterns, spherical lanterns, hexagon lanterns. You can get just about any kind of your favorite shaped lanterns if you simply just visit some of the bazaars during the festival of Diwali.
While shopkeepers lie in the wait for the people to come in , the wait gets paid off during the period of Diwali .For thousands of people come in to buy some of these beautiful products and don't stop with just one or two.
The Final Touches !!
The craftsman here is surrounded by these beautifully painted red and yellow colored deepaks. The whole process of only painting these pots can take up to several hours and even last for days.
Unique themes !!
Some sellers may have even their own signature theme for their products that they may use to distinguish themselves uniquely from the other sellers. So imagine you're very particular about colors and like getting yourself a maroon and green colored diya, you can get that of diya and theres more !! you can even get yourself maybe even a maroon green pot, maroon green jars and even a maroon green themed idol of Lord Ganesha.
Circle of Life !!
A seller getting his lamps ready for the big day. Huge crowds of people of all ages come to these bazaars buying tons of Diwali products. So keeping all the goods ready and prepared is the crucial part. Also, hours of work and effort is involved in the manufacturing and selling process of these products. And when the time comes, all these products are sold, given away and the whole process repeats again.
Family comes First !!
Source: IANS News
Families often bring in their little kids along for assisting them while selling some of these beautifully crafted pieces of work to the customers who may come in huge numbers during the period of Diwali.
Raised arms !!
Standing up, checking the lanterns for torn areas, making sure they don't fall, straightening them every now and then, making sure they don't get swayed too much by the wind is just another day in the life of a man who sells Diwali lanterns.
Idol Minds !!
A young craftsman painting the final touches on the idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Durgadevi. What may look like an easy task is actually not. These talented craftsmen paint these idols with fine detail and may even have to sit in the same spot as they keep painting the same idol continuously.
And you thought coloring your favorite cartoon character from a page of your coloring book was hard when you were a kid.
Smiles all the way !!
Source: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS
While the whole selling process may just absolutely tiring, these guys never fail to greet their customers with a smile. And smiling at people throughout the whole day can get really exhausting. Salute to these guys and their smiles !!
Hurry !! Get your fresh flowers !!
We all love flowers don't we, yes we all do. But during this season, selling flowers for these people might be a challenge, cos eventually flowers may start drying up and can't be sold to the people. And so they need to make sure that they get the whole bunch of flowers sold by the end of the day.
Hope and Faith !!
Patience , determination, hope, will power and their optimistic attitude is what keeps them going and not just for the day but maybe even throughout a week or more. Hope and faith is everything people.