Sunday, April 6, 2014

'Deepavali festival makes our dream cum true'

Deepavali, the festival of lights, is not merely celebrated by lighting diyas, distributing sweets among friends and relatives, and bursting crackers. People will be celebrating the three-day light festival by bringing home their long cherished house hold appliances (Fridge, furniture, Washing machine), electronic gadgets (Smart Phones and 3D TVs), and vehicles, which are offered by popular brands showroom at tempting discounts lasting only for the next couple of days.

Majority of the showrooms were crowded, as people thronged to make good of the deals offered on consumer goods on almost every product. Even inquiries for second hand purchase of vehicles was high. The added advantage is zero per cent cash deposit on some of the products. A huge rush also witnessed at Jewellery shops.

With recession looming large, most of the big business houses who had worried of poor sales and collection of excess stocks in their show rooms, have made good of the opportunity to sell the stocks offering attractive discounts.

Akshay Amar said: “I had planned to purchase refrigerator from last two months and my family asked to purchase during deepavali. Now, am purchasing the same model refrigerator for more than Rs 2000 less.”

Mallesh, a businessman in Saraswathipuram said people are showing interest in large number to purchase the products with good amount of discount. He said, he is having roaring business this year and is expecting good turn over.

Lakshmi puja
Of the three days of the festival, the Lakshmi Puja is considered as most auspicious, which will celebrated on Sunday. The presiding deity of wealth will be welcomed with great devotion and there is a strong belief among people that if gold ornaments is purchased on the day, it would bring them more prosperity. Specially, the day is celebrated in grand manner by Jains.

Manya who makes sure to purchase gold ornaments every year said: “Deepavali is not just a festival of lights for us. Its the time to full fill our dreams. We celebrate the day with lot of enthusiast, with family and friends.”

At Market
The market was seen buzzing with people activities. The prices of flowers, fruits were quite high on Friday. Women were seen busy choosing eye catching diyas, which has come in myriad designs. Shops were illuminated with variety of colourful paper buntings and flowers, drawing the attention of passers by.

Crackers burn pocket of consumers !

The sky rocketing prices of crackers is burning the pockets of consumer. Though prices of crackers ranged from Rs 25 upto Rs 20,000 with spectacular designs are available in the market, the quantity of the crackers available is less comparatively to price. Consumers bargaining with the sellers was the common sight witnessed at the JK Grounds in city on Friday.

S Ashwath Narayana, who is selling crackers for the past three decades said that the response was luke warm, as the consumers were discouraged of the high costs. Another seller Shivakumar observed that awareness among people might also have contributed to the poor response.

Kumar, a resident of Hebbal said year to year the prices are increasing and there is no exemption this year. “With quite hike in prices, am planning of purchasing only certain selected items for a fixed sum of price."    

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