The hawkers of kolu dolls have quickly set up shop on what is on Navaratri eve, the kolu dolls bazaar every year – North Mada Street.
Some 20 stalls opened for sales on Thursday though the news of thundershowers and the grey skies and rain did dampen their spirit.
Last year, the sale was a washout for most hawkers – they had to store the bommais for sales this year. And they say that production at the traditional doll making centres in the state has been low as workers are thin and money rotation has not picked up – all due to the pandemic conditions.
So this season, many hawkers want to sell the dolls at easy rates and are hoping sales will be good, now that shopping is free and allowed.
More hawkers will open on this street this weekend.