Making earthen lamps for Diwali
Making earthen lamps for Diwali

Bajali Village Busy Making Earthen Lamps Ahead Of Diwali

November 2, 2021

The Dennartari (Charalpara) village, in Assam’s Bajali district, wears a festive look ahead of Diwali.

The villagers including students, elderly people are busy from dawn to dusk giving final touches to the earthen lamps for Diwali- the festival of lights.

The clay work is a tradition of the locality where 100 families earn their livelihood by selling items like curd pot, flower tub, dhuna pot, including the traditional earthen lamp made from clay.

Especially, the womenfolk in their homes make a device from a ball bearing fitting in a piece of wood and by one hand it turns and by another hand, they make the various items with the magical touch of their fingers.

If someone is busy drying the earthen lamp in sunlight before burning, the others were busy burning the final product and some were marketing their products in nearby markets.

They supply in various places of Assam like Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Nalbari etc, during this time.

To light earthen lamps in Diwali is a tradition and the festival of light is incomplete without the lighting of earthen lamps.

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