“Diwali is soon approaching and it has always been an important festival for our community. I still remember how I used to help my grandparents as a child by making diyas during the festive season. That was followed by decorating the diyas and pots. It was certainly a one-of-its-kind experience for me.
The diyas which you could see behind are heated at approximately 900°C. We make them out of different sizes and shapes as per our customer’s preferences.
The process involves making the diyas out of clay myself and then firing them in the kiln before it goes out to the market.
We have faced many problems due to the Covid situation over the last two years. Moreover, traditional diyas are losing their importance due to the availability of other electronic alternatives.
However, we are trying our best to come up with new designs to get the business running throughout the year.
I just hope people would realise the illuminating beauty of the traditional diyas and support our livelihood.”