Bengaluru residents thronged the KR Market on Thursday as they shopped for the upcoming Varamahalakshmi festival.
Excitement, high prices: People are excited to celebrate the Varamahalakshmi festival after a gap of two years due to COVID-19 restrictions. This rush has led to an increase in the prices of flowers and fruits at the KR Market.
- While the prices of fruits increased by ₹30-40, flower prices increased sharply by ₹40-50.
- Other ingredients required for the puja during the festival have also shot up.
Giver of boons: Varamahalakshmi festival is celebrated to appease Goddess Lakshmi, who grants boons to devotees. Worshippers, typically women, seek healthy children and long life for their husbands by praying to the Goddess.