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Published: 09 November, 2012 07:28 IST | The Guide Team |

Mid Day Guide finds out what's new to be found in Diyas this year

It’s that time of the year when people begin to get into festive gear and this is not just restricted to shopping for oneself. Every home is decked up to celebrate one of India’s biggest festivals, across communities and regions.

Diyas in new patterns for this Diwali

Diwali is not complete with out lighting the traditional diya. Every household typically keeps a diya and it’s also used for decorative purposes in and around the homes. Diyas continue to remain one of the significant decorations and is also integral to the worship of gods and goddesses around this festival.

To take this idea a step further, we have lined up a few options as far as diya-shopping is concerned. The age-old practice of exchanging diyas also continues till today. Diwali diyas are dispatched around the world, to family and friends, to spread the spirit of the festive seasons.

Hanging diyas

If one choose to opt for candles, a wide range, comprising of ones with different aromas and shapes are available in the market. Jasmine, sandal and rose remain some of the popular fragrances of candles on sale in most of the city’s markets and retail stores.

Candles with personalised messages make for a good gifting option too. Incense sticks, which have been used for generations, are a good bet as well.

At Mandai, Bhudwarpeth; near Karve statue, Karve Road; Kumbharwada, Juna Bazaar
Cost Prices range from Rs 15- Rs 1,250 per diya 

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