Bombay: Two more days before the arrival of our beloved Lord Ganesha! While the Mumbaikars cannot contain their excitement as Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner, they must also be perplexed about the preparations accompanying the festival. From decorating the home to buying essential puja samagri and selecting the right eco-friendly makhar for Bappa to making modaks and much more! Ganeshotsav is that time of year when family, friends and relatives meet and visit. And if you are someone who doesn’t know where to buy all the essentials for Ganpati celebrations then we bring you the best local markets in Mumbai where you can hop in and buy whatever you need.
Dadar Flower Market
Are you considering a floral theme for the Ganpati decoration? So look no further and head to this place as you will be amazed at the types of flowers that the stalls sell here. From common Indian flowers to exotic and international flowers, indeed, this wholesale flower market in Dadar is a flower lover’s paradise. This market, also known as “Phool Gully”, is located just outside Dadar Station. Roses, lotuses, gerberas, purples, lilies, marigolds, chrysanthemums, peonies, whatever you want! They have everything and much more.
Or: 302, Senapati Bapat Marg, Dadar – West
The popularity of this market is mainly due to the fact that there is a lot of things that they can buy here. Fruits, vegetables, eco-responsible decorative items, etc., you will find literally everything. This is probably the ultimate market for Ganesh Chaturthi shopping, as you don’t have to travel from market to market for different things. So if you have a tight schedule then you know where to go.
Or: Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus area, fort
This one is by far the cheapest for Ganpati decorations. Here you’ll find beautiful makhars (like wooden makhars and other reusable options), decorative items like reusable wall hangings, and more. The rates here are lower than in your usual markets. Also known as “Dadar’s Crawford Market”, this wholesale and retail market is the best destination where you can buy the best jewelry for your Bappa. You will also find jute bags, utensils, traditional kitchen containers, etc. at affordable prices.
Or: Doctor D Silva Road, Dadar – West
Here you will find everything you need for Ganpati decoration. And to illuminate the makhar (ecological), you will need decorative and colored lights, fabrics like curtains, and dupattas to decorate your interior, right? If so, then the Santacruz market is the place you must visit. In addition to Ganpati home decor items, here you will also find cute kadas, bracelets, cosmetic kurtas, blouses, Kolhapuri chappals and more.
Or: Opposite Santacruz station, Santacruz – West
Vile Parle Market
Puja thalis, diyas, bells, idols, paat or patari to place Bappa, mukut (crown) to adorn Ganpati, etc. here you will find all the things that can amplify your Ganpati celebrations. You must visit this market if you are planning some DIY decor (do it yourself) this year, as you will be able to purchase some craft materials here. In addition to puja items, you will also find cool items like leather bags, handmade jewelry, tie and dye dupattas, kurtis and blouses with Madhubani and Kalamkari prints.
Or: In front of Vile Parle station, Vile Parle – Est
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Posted on: Wednesday September 08, 2021, 7:00 a.m. IST