Stalls after stalls have been lined up in by-lanes of the steel city, as women, both young girls, lined up to buy dozens of sparkling bangles in every possible colour on the eve of Karwa Chauth.
Bangle sellers are happy that sales of different varieties of bangles are at their peak during these days.
Occasionally, sale of bangles is three-fold the normal sales on the occasion of Karwa Chouth. Colourful bangles in plastics, glass and metal are available in the market this year, but shopkeepers point out that traditional bangle are most in demand.
Aside from purchasing bangles of different hues and designs, applyingmehndi (henna) on their hands is the most sought after by women during Karva Chauth.
“Going by the trend, Arabian, tattooed and ornamental designs are a rage this year, as young, single girls too have applied henna.
Apart from makeup and dresses, matching accessories and fashionable footwear are also top in the list of women. Hence, the city markets are offering large varieties of bangles and footwear for women in traditional styles for this Karwa Chauth. Footwear is also available in wide ranges, but those in golden and black are most favored.