Dhanteras is a first day festival of the great and famous Hindu festival. Dhanteras festival is celebrated on triodasi of the Krishna Paksha (the dark fortnight). It is also known as Dhanvantari Triodasi, commemorated on the propitious 13th lunar day of the Krishna paksha of the month of Kartik.
The day of Dhanteras, which falls two days before Diwali, is considered the most auspicious day for shopping. This year, it falls on October 28th. The grand day is just around to corner, and if you are wondering what to buy and what not, here are some suggestions.
What Is Dhanteras:
It is the day when Laxmi, the goddess of prosperity, is believed to shower riches and remove deprivation. On this day people make pray to the Goddess Lakshmi to get a prosperous life and well-being.
What To Buy On Dhanteras:
Purchasing these items on Dhanteras brings good luck in a person’s home and life. Have a look at some of those items to buy on Dhanteras.
#1. Accounts Register:
It is suggested for Businessmen to buy an accounts register and keep it in the West direction of their workplace which helps them to run their business without any problems.
Buy electronic items like a refrigerator, mobile phone or oven, and keep them in the North-West direction.
#3. An Item Relating To Your Profession:
Everyone are suggested to buy an item related to their profession on Dhanteras and pray for good luck and prosperous life.
#4. Gomti Chakra:
Buy Gomti Chakra and wrap 11 of those chakras in a yellow cloth and keep it in a safe locker.
Buy a broomstick on Dhanteras. It signifies that you are sweeping poverty out of your house.
#6. Laxmi-Ganesh Photo:
On Dhanteras, it is considered auspicious to buy a gold coin of Laxmi-Ganesh, and keep it in your safe/locker. If you can’t buy a gold coin, bring any photo of Laxmi-Ganesh home, and chant ‘Shree Sukta’ path for prosperity.
#7. Swastik Symbol:
Buy and hang a Swastik sign on the main door or gate at your home on Dhanteras for good luck.
Buy silverware or utensils made of brass (peetal), and keep them in the East direction of home.
Hindus consider Dhanteras to be the most auspicious day for buying prized possessions such as a car, a house or gold. The inextricable relationship between Dhanteras and gold is natural. If you are planning to buy gold jewelry, these are the auspicious timings:
6:34 am to 6:20 pm on Oct. 28, 2016.