Festive season is Essco season!
Celebrate this Diwali with Essco and add style to your bathroom
India is a land of festivals but the festive season in the country starts in the months of September or October with Navratri and Durga Puja. It peaks with Diwali in October ot November and finishes off with Christmas and new year’s eve with a flourish in December. That is three full months of continuous celebrations in a row, which is marked with buying new things, eating and drinking.
Celebrating Navratri Durga Puja and Diwali:
The post-monsoon autumn festival of Navratri takes place at this time of the year. This year it is in October. In North India (Srinagar, Himachal, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh) it is observed in the honour of the divine feminine Devi Durga. It coincides with the festival of Durga Puja in the East Indian states of West Bengal, Orissa, Assam and Bihar wherein goddess Durga battles and emerges victorious over the buffalo demon to help restore Dharma.
Durga Puja is also observed by the Hindus of north-eastern states. Like north Indians, devotees celebrate the Navratri festival in Gujarat and Maharashtra in the West by observing fasts and performing the famous traditional dance, Garba. In southern states, the victory of different goddesses, of Rama or Saraswati is celebrated. In all cases, the common theme is the battle in which victory of good prevails over evil based on the epic of Ramayana. On the day of Vijay Dashami, the effigies of Ravana are burnt.
Navratri brings happiness, cheer, hope and optimism in people’s lives immediately after a period of observing shradh, the ritual that one performs to remember and pay homage to one's dead parents and ancestors by praying for their soul’s peace. The festival is celebrated with immense pomp and show. The country gets festooned with lights and colourful decorations.
During the nine-nights and ten-days festival, different avatars of Goddess Durga is worshipped. Devotees dress up in nine different colours each day of the festival. Married women exchange Navratri greetings by applying haldi (turmeric) and kumkum (vermillion) on each other’s foreheads. Dandiya fever runs high. People hit the celebration grounds in festive garb and dandiya sticks to sway on the beats of foot-thumping music. On the day of Vijay Dashami, the effigies of Ravana are burnt to mark the victory of good over evil.
The festival also starts the preparation for Diwali, the country’s biggest and widely celebrated festival of lights, which is observed twenty days after the Vijayadashami or Dussehra. During Diwali people wear their best clothes, light up their homes with diyas, create beautiful designs with rangoli offer puja to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and wealth, share gifts, serve sweets, feast and burst crackers. All this is accompanied by cleaning and painting houses.
Traditionally a festival for buying:
As consumers tend to hold on to their purchases in anticipation of the big event and also due to shradh, the immense pent-up demand is released during Navratri in the form of a frenzy in buying new clothes, motorcycles, electronic goods as it is considered auspicious. Cars and property are also purchased but by the affluent. But all this is traditional. The favourite for the last couple of years is smartphones. There’s one for every budget. It is something most individuals can afford.
Innovative purchases to celebrate with:
Although Navratri breaks the monotonous nature of routine lives that we lead on a daily basis, with the increase in disposable income traditional purchases of clothes, and electronic goods have become a given and a tad boring too. People are getting tired of celebrating Navratri with the same kind of purchases year after year. They are looking for more and newer ways to celebrate.
With greater money at people’s disposal now, families have started celebrating the festival by buying things collectively with their family members in addition to buying new clothes, mobile phones or scooters for themselves. Some innovative ways to celebrate collectively during Navratri and Diwali are makeover of the home or the kitchen or the bathrooms or a family holiday.
Remodelling your bathroom a great idea:
Getting the whole house redone is quite a long and expensive proposition. Getting a modular kitchen can also bring you down by a couple of lakhs. Even family holiday costs a lot today. You may, therefore, settle for a makeover of your bathrooms, which can be much easier on your pocket.
Good Quality Bathroom Products:
If you are planning to remodel your bathroom and you do not have a big budget it is important that you fix a budget in your mind. Once you have done that you look for good quality bathroom products in that budget.
As good quality products can come only from branded companies, it is advisable that you select a manufacturer who makes good quality products within your budget. It is recommended that you stay away from non-branded goods as they won’t carry any warranties or replacement policies and they would have a limited range to choose from too.
Why consider Essco Bathware products:
If you are buying a branded product for the first time it is suggested that you can go for Essco, which pioneered the concept of branded bath fittings in India. It is a brand with true quality, trusted service since 1960. It is positioned at an entry-level product.
If you have a higher budget, you can consider purchasing Jaquar bathroom products, which is the country’s largest brand. As both are from Jaquar Group, by purchasing an Essco product you automatically enjoy a lot of benefits such as unmatched customer service with 10 years warranty on Essco Faucets along with the strength of Jaquar’s after-sales service. Jaquar has over 10,000 dedicated workforce present in 45+ countries and that means Essco customers can get solid after-sales-service across the country, which very few branded bathroom manufacturers can match.
Essco products are manufactured in India on the principles of Jaquar Group with respect to product quality & customer support in the value segment. It has one of Asia’s most advanced manufacturing setup spread over 3,29,000 sq. meters. Essco offers all your bathroom needs for affordable housing and value segment through its strong network of over 4000 dealers across the country.
Once you have decided on the design style — the style of your home’s
design will determine how you intend to decorate your bathroom — you can look
for the complete range. Essco offers a wide range of products to suit all price
points making it budget-friendly and design options ranging from minimalistic
to classic. You should check for the quality of the range selected too. Essco’s
products have high-quality chrome plating for durability. They undergo 2 lac
cycles of handle testing (lever operation test) for smooth movement, higher
longevity and sustainability.
Essco faucets are also tested for hydro leak and
air leak tests. This ensures Essco faucets are leak-proof and environment
friendly with zero wastage of water.
This is not all. Essco faucets are also
made to undergo a salt spray test for a minimum of 200 hours which ensures they
last long enough.
Their products use 10 microns of Nickel and 0.3 microns of Chrome thickness for higher durability which is one of the best in class ratio. Quality and reliability are at par with Jaquar Group standards.
Essco has a carefully selected range of overhead and hand showers too. They are designed for a great showering experience. They are equipped with ABS body for longer life and sustainability. They come with an easy maintenance feature of by rubbing the nozzles gently with your fingers till the flow is restored.
You can achieve coordinated bathroom designs in the value for money segment. There are a wide range of sanitary products to suit all price points making it budget friendly for every budget customer. Along with complete product offerings there are matching accessories available to complement.
Essco has a wide range of water heaters too rom instant water heaters to 25-litre storage water heaters. The geysers are energy efficient with a 4* rating. They come with ABS body with rust-free inner glass lining and long-lasting. Essco water heater buyers get unmatched customer care with a warranty of 5 years on the water tank and 2 years on the heating element, which makes the whole package a great deal.
When it comes to bathroom products, you will be spoilt for choice with Essco – a great value for money, pan India brand that stands for true quality, affordable pricing, trusted customer service and wide range of products.