Preparations at Top Gear for Navratri, Enthusiastic Crowd Throng Delhi Markets

September 24 18:02 2014

crowd fruitsNew Delhi, Wednesday, September 24 – The auspicious nine-day long festival – Durga Navratri – is to fall on Thursday, September 25. The entire preparations for Navratri are at top gear. People bought a number of items today from various markets of the national capital, keeping in mind the things that are required to offer prayers to most powerful Hindu Goddess – Durga.

General stores and fruit shops of approximately each single street of the metropolitan city witnessed enthusiastic crowd. Homemakers turned up to buy red dupatta, nuts, fruits, roli chandan, ghee, incense sticks etc. that have huge importance during this occasion. Festivity seemed gripping all countrymen and this got proved post observing massive gathering outside a number of shops. Since various roops of deity are worshipped, demand for idols and posters of Shailputri, Bhramcharni, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandmata, Kaatyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhiratri is up.

Roads linking to various temples of Delhi and national capital regions are being decorated with a number of colorful bulbs. Huge attention is paid over cleanliness of those areas as well. Taking in consideration the problems faced by devotees inside the temples, proper arrangements are done to ensure separate queues of men and women. Security is going to be tight in the city for next couple of weeks thanks to big lineup of event.

If latest reports are to be trusted then sale of flowers will also be up given that these are vastly used for decorating home and place of worship during this period. All in all, the level of excitement is sky-high, however, it might get muted a bit as prices of potatoes, a veggie that’s commonly eaten by the fasters, has inflated up to Rs 40 per kilo, which is surely gonna disturb kitchen budget. Preparations are well under way in several food joints too which are planning to introduce ‘Navratri special thali’ at an affordable range, letting people enjoy their meals even while fasting.

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