Lucknow, Sep 3 (ANI): Vermicelli or 'Sewian' as it is commonly called is selling like hot cakes in Lucknow during the holy month of Ramadan.
Though rising prices of commodities have put a dent in the people's pockets, still it is not holding them back from splurging on their favourite food items during the festive season.
Sewian forms an intrinsic part of Ramadan festivities, as people prefer to eat them as they break their fast.
The sewian manufacturers are flooded with orders.
According to Mohammed Shoaib, a sewian manufacturer, they supply around 400 quintals of sewian on a daily basis, but that too falls short of meeting with the customer's demand.
"Sewian is very important during Ramadan. People greet each other with sewian on Eid. We supply around 400-quintal vermicelli and despite that sometimes face a shortage. Even a supply of 600 to 700 quintal of vermicelli, falls short during Ramadan," he said.
"Though inflation has affected people's pockets still when it comes to eating, they are spending money. Sewian is in great demand," said Nayemudden, a shopkeeper.
For the Muslims, it is a part of their tradition and their Ramadan is not complete without sewian. "The elders in our family prefer eating sewian during Ramadan, so I take around half kg to one kilogram daily for the family," said Shamim Khan, a customer.
Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, is the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, when Muslims must abstain from all eatables including water from dawn to dusk -- a discipline believed to better their souls. (ANI)