This Diwali, let there be ‘Made in India’ lights!

Shopping for Diwali lamps? Head to Sadar Bazar this time to find a dazzling variety of Indian handmade lights.
Shopping for Diwali lamps? Head to Sadar Bazar this time to find a dazzling variety of Indian handmade lights.(Shivam Saxena/HT Photo)
Shopping for Diwali lamps? Head to Sadar Bazar this time to find a dazzling variety of Indian handmade lights.(Shivam Saxena/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2016 10:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi

Bumper sales, heavy discounts and offers take a backseat when you go shopping in Sadar Bazar, the biggest wholesale market in Delhi. And now that Diwali is close, there are no prizes for guessing what’s the one thing that tops everyone’s shopping list: lights, of course.

“Right from India-manufactured lights to Chinese products, Sadar Bazar is full of options. Although Indian lights are more in demand this time, Chinese lights are cheap,” says Naveen, a shopkeeper.

Double and single ceiling hangings are available in multiple colours. They range from Rs. 30 to Rs. 70. (Shivam Saxena/HT Photo)
Double and single ceiling hangings are available in multiple colours. They range from Rs. 30 to Rs. 70. (Shivam Saxena/HT Photo)

You can pick from diyas, candles, drum, kalash and hangings this year. “They range from 40 to 100, and you have a variety of colours to choose from,” says Ankit Aggarwal, owner of Aggarwal Electricals and Brothers.

Owner of Kuku Light House sells all India manufactures products that includes handmade lamps in Sadar Bazar. (Shivam Saxena/HT Photo)
Owner of Kuku Light House sells all India manufactures products that includes handmade lamps in Sadar Bazar. (Shivam Saxena/HT Photo)

The longest product — 50 meters long light, which is priced between 280 and 380, is also available in other colours apart from the usual white, red, green and blue. Depending on the number of LED bulbs used, they are priced differently.

Lights in the shape of diyas, candles, kalash and drums are also a hit among the shoppers. (Shivam Saxena/HT Photo)
Lights in the shape of diyas, candles, kalash and drums are also a hit among the shoppers. (Shivam Saxena/HT Photo)

“We also have handmade lanterns made up of PVC. They are 100% Indian-make. We also give tutorials to our customers on how to make them at home,” says Manpreet Singh, another Sadar Bazar shop owner.

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