ALLAHABAD, INDIA, November 1, 2012 (India Times): Kumar the potter is happy with a stock of earthen lamps he has made ahead of the festival of lights hoping "they will be spreading light in so many houses on Diwali." There is big demand and we are making best efforts possible to fulfill it. These days, several potters, who have inherited this art from ancestors, are busy making earthen lamps with the hope that this Diwali, people will turn up to buy diyas. But what has lowered their enthusiasm is the rising cost of mitti (clay) used in making the pottery. Despite all odds, potters spin the wheels to create the earthen lamps. Makers of earthen lamps are also giving earthen lamps new shapes. Efforts are also being made to create colorful lamps. Such lamps are only for decorative purposes and look splendid when used for decoration. The sale of traditional diyas will go up during Diwali, feel potters.