Dhanteras marks the beginning of the festive season. The day is considered one of the most auspicious days for shopping. On this day, Hindus all over the world worship Lord Kubera, the god of wealth and Goddess Lakshmi. Every year, it is celebrated on thirteenth day of Krishna Paksha and this year it will be observed on November 2.
On Dhanteras, people light earthen lamps while performing the puja in which they place their new purchases next to the idol of the deity. Here are some auspicious items you can buy this Dhanteras to bring home luck and prosperity.
You can also buy utensils in silver, copper and brass on an auspicious day. However, one should avoid utensils made of steel and iron. As per the Hindu beliefs, it is believed that one should never bring empty utensils on this day. One can fill water or food before entering the house.
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Another auspicious thing to buy on Dhanteras Gomti Chakra which is a rare sea snail found in river Gomti. Believed to be a bringer of success and protection from the evil eye, 11 gomti chakras can be wrapped in a yellow cloth and kept it in your locker or can be used in Diwali puja.
Gold and Silver
Dhanteras is one of the best occasions to buy golf or silver. From coins to jewellery, it is believed that investing in these precious metals can bring in more prosperity.
Devotees believe that a broom removes negativity from the house as they consider it to be the house of Goddess of wealth, Lakshmi hence, infuses positivity, removes all financial worries related to the home and is assumed to be lucky.