It is Deepavali time yet again. Time to indulge in the vibrancy of colours, see your homes exude radiance and indulge in the exuberance of everyone’s favourite festival. Nevertheless, it is none but those beautiful diyas – the oil lit lamps that actually bring in a special glow to homes with their natural light as the twilight begins to set in.
So here is a place that helps you find them in not just one or two but many interesting varieties to brighten up your homes for the festival. Ramson’s Kala Pratisthana is a storehouse of many things artistic and the bright and beautiful diyas.
Deepa Soundarya is what they call this section of display and it includes a wide spread of lamps in many different shapes, sizes, designs and materials which can put any shopper who loves diyas to delight.
There is everything from those simple and small clay lamps to tall and majestic metal lamps and stylish glass lamps to the creatively made plaster of Paris diyas to pick from, while extra ones only continue to get added to the assortment each year.
“Deepa Soundarya, which was started few years ago, was an expo only during the time of Deepavali when people would get to pick their favourite lamps beautifully crafted by artisans from many different places across the country. However, it is now a permanent set up at our venue and can be visited for purchases all through the year,” says designer at Ramsons, Raghu Dharmendra who says they even have many regular visitors who never fail to visit and purchase from the store for the festival each year.
Explaining that they get more lamps designed and done exclusively during the time of Deepavali, Raghu said, “as the visitors to purchase the traditional and designer have only continued to increase year after year, we keep adding new varieties into the category, depending on their needs and expectations. Though our main focus was on the collections of Bombe Mane – the traditional dolls to be used to arrange during Navaratri this year, we have still added a few new ones to Deepa Soundarya.”
While some customers look forward to the typical and traditional clay, copper and brass lamps, many others come asking for the floating diyas, glass lamps, hanging lanterns and many more says Raghu, adding “So it’s always good to keep adding to the collection, even as we feel happy to see so many people revel in the celebration of this festival with such fervour.”
Ramsons is open to public form 10.00 am to 7.30 pm on Nazarbad Main Road in city.