New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) — The exhibition was held from Jan 28 to Feb 1 at the Pragati Maidan which had 100 stalls selling a host of items ranging from micro tension rings to acupuncture shoes.
The main feature of the exhibition was that expert astrologers, vaastu specialists, reiki masters, tarot card, yoga and ayurveda practitioners offered their consultancy service to the public all under one roof.
“Feng Shui is an amazing subject and for the past four years I have been using various products to dispel the negative charge from my house,” said Laxmi Narayan, a housewife, who purchased a white Ganesha.
“The white Ganesha will be placed outside our back door to ward off the evil eye,” she told IANS.
Added Rekha Samant: “Astrology and palmistry are not superstition – they are a special sciences that were practised by our forefathers and help people to maintain faith in God and star power.”
“I have purchased a green crystal tree, blood pressure bracelet and a necklace of rudraksha for my family,” she added, while her son bargains for a special ring to sharpen his memory power.
B.L. Choudhury of the Sanjivani Health Care Centre having a pavilion in the exhibition said that it was a big draw for women and products like acupuncture shoes and positive pyramids were much sought after.
“Palmistry and vaastu are getting their share of visitors, but most people are attracted to items like crystal lockets and positive pyramids. Women are flocking the pavilion in large numbers to purchase such products,” said Choudhury, a stall owner who hails from Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
Buoyed by the tremendous response, the organisers have assured that the exhibition would be turned into an annual feature.
“The response was overwhelming and we have decided to return again in January next year. The aim was to promote Vedic and allied sciences among people and create a niche market for them,” said Abha Bansal, director of Future Point.
“The exhibition will henceforth educate people about traditional value systems and instil in them an inclination towards astrology, palmistry, numerology, vaastu, feng shui, pranic healing and other such practices,” Bansal said.
Palmists charged about Rs.100-150 per person to predict the future.
Saraswati Maharaj, one of the palmists said: “Lots of people visited our stall reinforcing that our faith and belief in astrology and palmistry are not misplaced. We charged Rs.150 per client and people were satisfied.”
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