Holy Eid-ul-Azha is a few days away. For this, the artisans of different blacksmiths of Tarash are spending their busy time.
Considering the demand for Eid, they are busy making iron tools including chapatis, knives and pots. The blacksmiths earn good money as the demand is high at this time of the year.
Since the slaughtering of the sacrificial animal requires a sharp knife, a fork, a chapati and a knife, Tarash upazila have been busy beating hot iron in the coal stove. Cows and goats are slaughtered as sacrificial animals on this Eid. Slaughtering and slaughtering of sacrificial animals is done from morning till afternoon.
It is known from the on-the-spot search that the people involved in this industry are already in front of the iron and steel machinery made with modern technology. One season a year, Eid-ul-Azhar revolves around their activity.
The sound of their hammers and hammers in the streets and alleys of the bazaars is signaling Eid a few days later. The blacksmith industry is seeing the light of hope around that Eid.
Talking to local blacksmiths, it is learned that they are engaged in making agricultural implements including da, boti, knife, knife, chapati throughout the year. Added to the work of making parts of rickshaw vans. Due to the occupation of the market for steel products made in China, the artisans of the ancient industries have started to change their original profession. However, this profession is like another kind of addiction for them. For this reason, when Eid-ul-Adha comes, they are full of hope. Because at this time iron da, boti, chapati, knife are needed for slaughtering animals and processing meat. As the demand for these items increases, blacksmiths do not have time to catch their breath.
Visiting Hasan's blacksmith's forge in the municipal headquarters, they were seen making da, boti, knife and chapati till midnight. Shoppers are flocking to the blacksmith shop to buy these things. Such busyness is in all the forges, the price is also within reach. Chapatis are being sold at Tk 400 to Tk 500 per bag, pots at Tk 300 to Tk 400, small knives at Tk 100 to Tk 200 and large knives at Tk 300. Again, someone is taking refuge in blacksmiths to sharpen old things.
These shops sell iron pots, pans, knives, chapatis, spades, axes and scissors throughout the year.
There is more than one blacksmith village in 1 municipality and 6 unions of Tarash upazila. At least a hundred blacksmiths work in these places. At other times of the year, even if the market is in recession, these workers are hopeful that they will be able to make up for it on Eid-ul-Adha.