Mumbai: Tuesday’s Sindoor Utsav, Ravan Dahan will crown Dussehra festivities | Mumbai Information newsfragment

MUMBAI: Because the nine-day birthday party of Sharadiya Navratra ended on Navami on Monday, Dadar flower marketplace was once full of family purchasing yellow and orange marigolds for Vijayadashami or Dussehra.
Jewellers in Zaveri Bazar and Dadar had their arms crossed for gold gross sales at Dussehra, which is without doubt one of the three-and-a-half auspicious mahurats through the Maharashtrian calendar to construct unused purchases.
Kalpesh Mehta of Mehta Jewellers, Zaveri Bazar, mentioned, “Clients prefer wearable, lightweight jewellery below 10gm given that the current rate of gold is over Rs 60,000 per 10gm. Parents buy light chains for their college going daughters. Sales of heavy bridal ornaments will gather pace after Dhanteras.”
In Dadar, Yogesh Thakur, supervisor of Waman Hari Pethe mentioned the velocity of 24 carat gold was once Rs 6,200 pergm presen 22 carat gold was once Rs 5,787 pergm.
Durga Puja pandals are getting ready for the impressive Sindoor Utsav round midday Tuesday. This play games of vermilion has transform inclusive through the years, with pandals inviting marginalised communities to take part. Sindoor Utsav indicates adios to Goddess Durga from her earthly consult with, so arrangements for idol immersion start in a while thereafter.
Extensively believed to be town’s oldest Durga Puja began over 94 years in the past, the Kalbadevi Sarvajanin Durga Puja hasn’t ever sought the limelight in spite of its ancient contribution to town’s tradition. Secretary Lakhmikanta Das alias Lakhi Babu mentioned, “Our Puja was started in 1930 by the swarnakar community of Bengali artisans who craft diamond and gold jewellery for the traders of Zaveri Bazar. Our biggest attraction is our idol of Goddess Durga which is so lifelike, it seems to speak to the devotee. Our Devi is adorned with 200 diamonds and 500gm of gold. The weapons she carries in her hands weigh around 15 kilos of silver. The kalash itself weighs 5kg. This year we have adorned Mataji with a beautiful new mukut (crown).”
Borivli’s 71-year-old Sanskriti Durga Puja on the Shiv Seva Samajik Sansthan had a a hit season. “We started an art gallery where we collected 25 pieces through the season. The money earned from their sale will be donated to Goonj,” mentioned treasurer Gautam Sarkar.
In Thakur Complicated, Kandivli, ‘Oikyotan’ celebrated its twelfth Puja at a massive BMC garden for the primary day, mentioned spokesman Sanjay Ghoshal.
In the meantime, the garden has shaken underneath the ft of the 2 heavy Ramleela mandals that carry out at Azad Maidan each and every 12 months. They have got needed to shift to within sight areas for the Ravan Dahan rite on Vijayadashami on Tuesday for the reason that the Shiv Sena (Shinde) will stock its Dussehra rally at Azad Maidan.

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