The festival of Dhanteras is celebrated every year on the thirteenth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Kartik. It marks the beginning of Diwali.
This year, Dhanteras will be celebrated on November 10. On Dhanteras, most people purchase gold, silver, and utensils. It is believed that buying gold, silver, and utensils on Dhanteras brings multiple benefits. Besides these, there are other items that are considered very auspicious to purchase on this day. Let’s learn more about these items.
Items To Bring Home On Dhanteras:
On Dhanteras, purchasing gold is considered auspicious. However, not everyone may be able to afford gold. If you cannot, consider buying a brass item instead. Buying a brass utensil on Dhanteras is considered very auspicious.
On Dhanteras, buy a silver coin and bring it home. Bringing a silver coin home on this day is very auspicious. Try to get a coin with the images of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha. You can also worship this coin during the Diwali puja.
Buying a broom on Dhanteras is also considered good. In scriptures, a broom is considered a form of Goddess Lakshmi. It is believed that buying a broom on Dhanteras eliminates poverty and brings happiness and prosperity to the home.
. It is advisable to bring unbroken rice (Akshat) home on Dhanteras. Akshat, which means unbroken rice, is considered a symbol of auspiciousness and prosperity. Bringing rice home on this day ensures the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi and an increase in wealth.
• On Dhanteras, bring 11 Gomedh (Hessonite) beads home. Perform their puja on Diwali day and then wrap them in a yellow cloth and keep them in a safe. It is believed that doing so brings prosperity and keeps the household healthy.
• The Sri Yantra is beloved by Goddess Lakshmi. Bring a Sri Yantra home on Dhanteras and perform its puja on Diwali day. By doing this, you will receive the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi.
• On Dhanteras, it is considered very auspicious to buy coriander seeds (Dhaniya ke beej). Bring these seeds home on Dhanteras and offer them to Goddess Lakshmi. Sow some of the seeds in your garden. This will bring prosperity and abundance to your home.