On August 2, evening women were busy buying the Varalakshmi nombu sets and bangles at the shops in North Mada Street, Mylapore.
Says Pramila, a resident of C.V.Raman Road, “The Varalakshmi nombu (fasting) falls next week. On this day, we perform special rituals for goddess Lakshmi and distribute bangles to our neighbours.”
Many also bought a wide range of bangles to be given to goddesses at various temples for valai gapu celebration for the upcoming Aadi festivities.
Varalakshmi nombu sets at Sri Vijaya Stores in North Mada Street are priced in the range of Rs.1000 to Rs.4000 depending on the size.