Gearing up for Ramzan
The city neighborhoods like Khade Bazar area have donned a festive look already with lights and loads of food stalls along the road which sell some mouth watering sweets and other delicacies.
The month of Ramzan is the holy month when the Muslims fast through the day and break only at dusk, the main idea behind fasting is that by experiencing hunger, one develops compassion for the less fortunate.
The festivities include prayers five times a day, family dinners and feasts with family and friends at Iftar. The best hangouts for food now are the Khade Bazar area (Darbar Galli corner) where you can have the samosas, haleem, kababs and sweets. This place is open almost for the night and the entire area is abuzz with people.
The 30 days of fasting also are the time for heavy shopping. Bhendi Bazar, Khade Bazar are always full of people buying clothes, dry fruits etc. The other shops are also doing brisk business for Ramzan and all have some special collection for the season.
Huge rush is seen in the evenings after the Roza is over for shopping. Areas of Khade Bazar, Bhendi bazaar are lit till late night for shopping where one could get anything and everything from clothes to eatables.
Photos by Akhil