11 Things That Made Almost Every Chandigarhian’s Diwali Shopping List

Diwali 2016 was celebrated with much fun & frolic among Chandigarh residents. Markets in the city were all decked up with almost all shopkeepers trying to showcase as many things as possible to welcome shoppers.

If we had to talk about what people buy for Diwali, then the list can go on and on since everyone has their own wish list. However, below mentioned 11 things are somewhat similar to every household in Chandigarh.

Diwali Shopping List for Almost Everyone in Chandigarh

Diwali, being the festival of lights adds up to the beauty of the city beautiful. People over here are much excited for festivals and markets are so damn crowded. Here’s what makes almost everyone’s Diwali shopping list in Chandigarh:

  • Diyas/Candles:

These little toddlers of light always tops the list when it comes to Diwali. All the markets had stalls selling different kinds and sizes of diyas/candles to choose from. There were various kinds from Earthen Diyas to Porcelain, Terracotta Diyas  and Diyas with figurines.

  • Laxmi/Ganesh Idols:

Diwali embarks worshiping of Maa Laxmi and Ganesha and city Chandigarh did it in style. This Diwali one could find every shop full of attractive & beautiful idols of hindu gods.

  • Sweets (Mithai): diwali-sweets-3

For Chandigarhians’ Diwali always brings sweet memories of kaju ki katli, besan ka ladoo, son papdi and jalebi. All the sweet shops were cramped with people buying sweets for family & friends.

  • Gift Packs: 

Diwali is all about sharing happiness and there is nothing better than awesome gifts. With great discounts on, people of Chandigarh were seen buying beautiful accessories, home decor gifts, crockery items and small silver showpieces. It was eye pleasing to see all those gift shops bustling with beautiful decor and vibrant crowd.

  • Rangoli ke Rang:

Girls in the family like to make rangolis using vibrant colours. Diwali is such a perfect occasion for this. Rangolis are the perfect way to welcome happiness at home. Markets were busy with people selling vibrant rangoli colours, ready made designs and rangoli stencils/moulds catering to buyers of all kinds.

  • Garlands/Flowers:

We love to decorate our house with ‘gainde ka phool’. It adds fragrance to our life and home with vast variety of flowers in market to choose from.

  • Crackers: diwali-fire-crackers-chandigarh

Every celebration in Chandigarh is carried out with a blast and crackers are the perfect way to do so. The market of Chandigarh was full of crackers this Diwali as always. Chandigarians like to do everything with much shor sharaaba.

  • New Clothes: 

Chandigarh, always popular for its ethnicity had all its clothing outlets filled with fashion wears and ethnics outfits to choose from.

  • Decorative Lights: 

Chandigarhians are always shimmery and love to shine at every occasion. Houses were seen beautifully dressed up with lights of different colors.

  • Home decor Items: 

Beautiful people of Chandigarh like to have jazzed up corners and to do so they bought trendy home decor items to spice up their interiors.

  • Electronic Items: 

Electrifying crowd of Chandigarh always looks forward for the modern electronic items and the festival of Diwali is the just another excuse to do so. May it be a mobile phone or a microwave, a lot of electronic items were ordered this Diwali.

So for all those who were confused about shopping for 2016 Diwali, you can now refer to this list to make next year’s Diwali Shopping a special one.


Ajay Deep

Ajay Deep is a young enthusiast who Loves Chandigarh and is always eager to make this beautiful city even more beautiful. A Mechanical Engineer By Chance and Working in an IT MNC by Choice. A Writer, Photographer and a Budding Entrepreneur. A Designer, Developer and Digital Marketing Expert. In brief : A Jack of All Trades and Master of Few :) You may reach Ajay Deep at ajay@chandigarhmetro.com
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