Diwali is a time for exchanging sweets, gifts, home makeover, etc. People believe that on Diwali Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth comes to their home in form of money, gifts, etc. Therefore shopping for Diwali is inevitable for Indians.
Most of the reputed companies offer various incentives to their customers for their Diwali Shopping. One can visit the colourful Diwali bazaar that is full of hustle and bustle or shop online for the comfort of their home.
Common Items of Diwali Shopping:
Diwali Puja Thali:
Diwali puja thali is a puja plate that is easily available in market .It contains all puja items like Roli, Kalash, Agarbatti, camphor, coconut, betel, sandalwood paste, candles, etc.
Diwali is an auspicious day for shopping gold and ornaments. It is believed that buying gold symbolises the blessing of goddess Lakshmi. Womenfolk also prefer decorative ornaments like glass bangles,anklets,toe rings, etc.
Diwali dresses :
On Diwali every member of a family loves to wear new clothes. This is the best time for buying and gifting new clothes to our loved ones.
Home decoration Items:
Diwali home decoration items include rangoli colours, torans or door hangings made with pictures of various Hindu gods.It also includes small or big idols of lord Ganesh and goddess Lakshmi which are important deities for Diwali celebration.
Diwali Candles :
Diwali, the festival of lights means a row of lamps and traditionally all houses are decorated with wax candles and diyas made out of clay. These are available in different shapes and sizes in market.
People prefer latest gadgets and home appliances in their diwali shopping list.
Today use of electric lights or electric lamps is unavoidable as it is the festival of lights and various styles of lamps are available which resemble row of candles or diyas. Main advantage of such lights is that they are safe to use.
Everyone love crackers and Diwali is incomplete without crackers. Diwali crackers should be bought sensibly considering safety issues and environmental pollution.
Diwali celebration is not only Diwali pooja, Diwali gifts or home decoration but also mouth-watering sweets and cuisines. During Diwali one should keep in mind that adulterated sweets are also sold in market. Therefore, one should purchase sweets from genuine confectioners or reputed shops only. Preparing the list in advance come in handy and helps in avoiding last minute chaos. One should also stick to the list and avoid getting tempted towards discounted items.