Dhanteras 2017: 5 Things You Should Buy Other Than Gold This Dhantrayodashi
Also known as Dhanatrayodashi and Dhanvantari Trayodashi, Dhanteras is the first day of Diwali and this year, it falls on October 17. It is as auspicious day and people celebrate it by purchasing gold, silver and utensils. The god of Ayurveda and a teacher, Dhanvantari is worshipped on this day along with Kuber and goddess Lakshmi. It is said that goddess Lakshmi emerged out during the churning of milk ocean on the day of Dhanteras. It is also believed that goddess Lakshmi also visits her devotees’ homes on this day to bless them. Here is the puja muhurat, tithi and auspicious timings to celebrate dhantrayodashi. You should also purchase gold and silver during the auspicious day. If you are not very keen on buying gold as the jewellery stores are usually crowded on this day, here is a list of things you can buy on this day. So, skip the gold this year and celebrate Dhanteras with these things.
1. Electronic device
If you are planning to buy a new fridge or television, Dhanteras is a good time to buy it. It is not only auspicious but you will also enjoy big discounts during this festive season on the electronic goods. You can buy a washing machine, television, microwave or mobile phone on this day.
Well, it is not a usual thing to buy during a festival but purchasing broom is good because it is used for cleaning. It is said that the broom will clean out the poverty from your house.
3. Idol of goddess Lakshmi
Another thing you should buy on Dhanteras is an idol of goddess Lakshmi. You can keep it with other valuable things at home or can place in your mandir or the worship place. (ALSO READ Dhanteras 2017 Date & Significance: When is Dhanteras? Why is Dhantrayodashi celebrated during Diwali?).
4. Gomti chakra
Gomti chakra is considered sacred by Hindus. These are a type of snails found in Gomti River, Dwarka. It is believed that gomti chakra gives health, wealth and prosperity. Dhanteras is an auspicious time to buy gomti chakra. Wrap in a yellow cloth and place it with your other valuable things.
Dhanteras is also an auspicious day to buy a new house. It is also an auspicious time to start your business. In India, Dhanteras is the day when business people begin their financial year.
There are many things you should not buy on Dhanteras. Usually, it is considered good to buy a vehicle on Dhanteras but people should not buy the vehicle on the day. You can pre book it and get it delivered on Dhanteras. Also, try to avoid buying things in black color, utensils made of iron, sharp objects like knife, things made of glass or artificial jewelry. Do not bring home empty utensils. Put some sweets or fill water in the new utensils when you bring them home.