Replete with a bewildering array of Buddhas in every size, material and pose, and a fascinating selection of more elusive Feng Shui-friendly statues for every ill like the Three-legged Frog and the Wishing Turtle, The Euro Shop at Lumbini Jewel Mall
is choc-a-bloc with fancy gifts for all those times you really wanted to wish someone well and didn't know how.
So you can purchase a Laughing Buddha for overall luck and happiness, a Buddha with a golden bowl for prosperity, a Buddha surrounded by children for family, a Buddha for a flourishing business and so on. And if the recipient has no need for such detail, the store also stocks crystalware from Europe, and items from Chinese and Indian handicrafts as well. So you could buy a D'Arques vase or picture frame, crystal ashtrays, clocks and perfumes - all within a range of Rs. 250 to Rs. 2,000.
While Feng Shui happens to be a recent phenomenon in the city, The Euro Shop has been around longer. This Banjara Hills branch is the third in line, with the other outlets located in Nallakunta and Marredpally. However, the store manager, who has been associated with this group for over 5 years, informs you that this particular outlet has more exclusive wares keeping in mind its location. Although with the rising rentals in Banjara Hills, you do wonder if that 2 feet tall carved marble Laughing Buddha with a golden bowl priced at Rs. 20,000 would be of any help in finding an apartment in the neighborhood.
And if you don't want to place all your trust in Feng Shui alone, there are enough Ganeshas and other representatives of the entire Hindu pantheon of gods to choose from. Ganeshji, another public favorite, appears in a variety of forms - dashboard ornament, delicate crystal, and even glow in the dark.
The Euro Shop then, besides being a good stop for all your assorted Feng Shui needs, is also a conveniently priced gift-buying destination.