10 Nov 2023

(In Pics) Bhopal markets bustle with shoppers on Dhanteras; people perform rituals

Bhopal: Dhanteras was celebrated in Bhopal on Friday. This marked the beginning of the 5-day festival of lights. People prayed for happiness and prosperity by decorating and lighting lamps in their homes and courtyards.


Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Dhanvantari, the god of health and Kubera, the god of wealth, were worshipped. The festival of Roop Chaudas will be celebrated on Saturday. Which is also called Narak Chaturdashi and Chhoti Diwali. On the occasion of Dhanteras festival, people worship Lord Dhanvantari, the god of health, and Kuber, the god of wealth, seeking blessings for wealth and good health.


Rudrabhishek of Baba Bateshwar was performed with sugarcane juice and milk in the evening at Badwale Mahadev Temple. In the evening, Baba Bateshwar was beautifully decorated with diamonds, jewels, gold garland and silver crown. Also 3100 lamps were lit. Special decorations were made in the temple premises. A grand rangoli of flowers was also made in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple.

Special electrical decorations were done in Lakshmi Narayan Birla Temple on Dhanteras. Deep Utsav was celebrated. Due to which the temple courtyard started glowing with lamps. Lakshmi Puja will be performed here on Diwali festival.


In the state capital, markets were bustling since morning and people continued to gather in shopping malls till late night. Be it utensils shops or clothes, mobile phones or electronic goods, people bought fiercely bypassing inflation.


Overall, on Dhanteras, all the markets of the city were blessed with money and high demand. There was a presence of a huge crowd in the shops of utensils, clothes, makeup, footwear, electronics, worship materials, decorations, sweets. All the markets of the Old City in the capital, New Market, Kotra, Kolar, MP Nagar, Karond, Indrapuri, Hoshangabad Road, Bitthan Market, Bairagarh, Bagsewaniya, Piplani, Vijay Market, Barkheda, Anand Nagar, 10 No, 11 No witnessed huge crowd.

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