A housewife in Assam creates lamps with pulse grains

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Guwahati, Oct.17 (ANI): An innovative lady in Guwahati has heralded Deepavali, the festival of lights, by preparing economical lamps with pulse grains. These lamps need just a drop of oil, as compared to large traditional lamps available in market.

Rashmi Roshan Kankani opted to create economical lamps to celebrate the festival with full enthusiasm even as the inflation has somehow dampened many people's spirit on this festive occasion. Thus for Deepavali, she has made the lamps using pulse grains.

The unique art will help her to fight the rising prices.

"It is not possible for everybody to use lamps available in markets, which require lot of oil. So, I have made these lamps which only need a drop of oil. I also want to show how to celebrate Diwali in such inflation," said Rashmi Roshan Kankani, the innovative housewife.

Rashmi's family is proud of her on bringing out her latent in such a way.

"We are feeling happy and are also proud that she has developed and propagated such an art," said Shyamsundar Kankani, father-in-law of Rashmi Roshan Kankani.

Deepavali also known as Diwali and Naraka Chaturdashi is one of the most popular festivals of India.

The five-day festival is celebrated by Indian all around the country and abroad on Kartik Amavasya or, the new moon day, in the Kartik month as per Hindu almanac.

Legend has it that Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya on this day after 14 years in self-exile. People of Ayodhya lit lamps to welcome Lord Rama's return, and hence Deepavali is celebrated on this day. By Peter Alex Todd (ANI)

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