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Mumbaiites back at Zaveri Bazaar on Dhanteras

mumbai Updated: Oct 25, 2011 01:52 IST
Reetika Subramanian
Reetika Subramanian
Hindustan Times
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On Monday, for the first time since the July 13 triple blasts in the city, Zaveri Bazaar, one of the blast locations, was back to its bustling form on the occasion of Dhanteras.

Considered to be an auspicious day in the Hindu calendar to buy precious metal, Dhanteras, marks the first day of the Diwali celebrations.

The streets of Zaveri Bazaar, which is the hub of diamond and gold merchants, were crowded from 3pm to 9pm on Monday, which was considered to be the 'shubh muhurat' to purchase precious metal.

"Over the past three months, business dipped by more than 25% owing to the stringent security measures enforced by the police post the blasts. However, this year's Dhanteras saw a greater turnout of buyers - a 10% rise compared to last year," said Dilish Parekh, owner of Jay Jewellers.