Bhimthadi Jatra ; a paradise for shopping enthusiasts

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Stall owners expressed happiness to be a part of ‘Bhimthadi Jatra’

Pune: The 16th Bhimthadi Jatra has begun in Pune city, which brings the essence of rural Maharashtra to Urban. The carnival has around 350 stalls of food, clothes, hand made items and many more. Each stall has handmade products and stall owners have come here from various districts of Maharashtra. 

Punekars in large number are coming here to feel the rural life, to buy the products made available from Rural Maharashtra. Even the stall owners are excited to be part of the Jatra, they expressed that the carnival is interesting and giving them opportunity to see different items. 

Akash Kumbhar, who hails from Baramati, has put a pottery stall in the jatra with tiny flower pots, cups and many creative clay made items participated for the first time in jatr. He said, “The experience is very different, not only setting up a stall but this jatra has so many things to see. Will surely participate next time too.”

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Vajayanta Sanjay Gaikwad, a lady who operates a Bachat gat has a stall in jatra which has handbags, slings bags, toran (used to hang on doors), etc gat becomes part of this jatra for last few years. She said, “Every stall here has to bring the items those are hand made. We are ladies of bachat gat makes these bags by our own, in fact our products are exported to other countries. Last year we had exported the torans to Germany and the bags to Australia. While, the Municipal Corporation too had given us the bulk order to make the bags.”

A 70-year-old Shitabai Yelwande, who hails from a Nighoje, a village in Pune said, “I am coming here from last six years, we keep Maharashtrian food products which are made during summer such as shevai, pickle, sandage, kuradais, etc. I take help from my daughter-in-law, daughters and my neighborhood women to make these products.”

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