City lights up in the varied colourful hues of Karwa Chauth

In Singar Nagar, Alambagh, BJP Mahila Morcha treasurer Reshu Bhatia and other women celebrated the festival of Karwa Chauth and offered prayers.

Lucknow: This was the first Karva Chauth for all stratas after life seemingly returned back on track. The curfew has been lifted. There is no stopping people from moving around. Trade and commerce has restarted. Movement in public places is a reality and meeting in groups can happen now. With all this even the women folk in the city have heaved a sigh of relief in the city of Lucknow. Women of different parts of the city were seen observing fast and doing the customary Karwa Chauth rituals. Daughter in law of the Lucknow Mayor and BJP Mahila Morcha Treasurer, Reshu Bhatia had a number of friends over at her place partaking in the festivities. Similarly young married girl gangs too huddled in elation like youngster Moni and her friend Preeti.

With life back to a brighter new normal, the markets this time saw  good activity. There was a huge crowd in the markets to buy Karva. In the bullion market, cloth or other items, the crowd of buyers remained till late in the evening. Buzzing markets like Hazratganj, Aminabad, Indiranagar, Bhootnath, Gomtinagar, Alambagh, Ganeshganj, Yehiyaganj, Chowk etc were crowded.

For the very popular  Chowk market, 30 grams of Karva was selling at 1.5 lakh. At the same time, the market of silver Karvas was also hot.

Designer karwa ranging from fifty to one and a half hundred rupees was sold well in the market. A trader making earthen karwas, told that earthen karwas are going not only in the city but also in the districts. Another trader said that, there is a lot of demand for silver Karva this time.

Those who went in for new clothes thronged the busy boulevards till late in the night. Showrooms of all major markets including Aminabad, Ganeshganj, Latouche Road, Gomtinagar, Chowk, Alambagh were packed with customers. There is excitement in all parts of the city like Rakabganj, Aishbagh etc.

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