What we can do and buy on Dhanteras

Dhanteras, the thirteenth day of the waning phase of the lunar month in the month of Kartika marks the beginning of the five day long Diwali festival. For quite a long time in the cultural and religious history of India, people strongly believe that doing and buying a few things on Dhanteras can open the gates to luck and prosperity. Here is a list of things to do and buy on Dhanteras to get lucky.

Auspicious things to do on Dhanteras

Dhanteras is good for starting any things that must grow progressively. You can start a new business or launch new projects on this day. This day is also a good one to start the constructions or renovations of homes and offices. During the Pradosh Kaal on Dhanteras that lasts for about two hours from sunset, it is good to perform Lakshmi Puja. This puja is extremely important for business community to invite luck and prosperity. Some people fast on the day of Dhanteras concluding it in the evening after Lakshmi puja. A ritual known as the lighting of Yamadeep is done on this day in the evening placing the lamp at the entrance of the house. This is said to keep the god of death away from the home.

What you can buy on Dhanteras

The beliefs associated with Dhanteras has fueled the shopping mania of people. Almost all businesses do extremely well on this day as people throng at the shops to buy a long list of things that are believed to bring them luck and prosperity.

Buy silver or brass utensils and keep them in the eastern direction of your home.

Buying a broomstick on this day is said to ward off the poverty from home.

This is also the best day to buy electronic items like refrigerator, electric oven, laptops and mobile phones. Such things need to be kept in the north-east direction of the home.

Business owners can buy account books on this day and start a new account. You can also buy the stationery and tools required for your profession. Place these account books and stationery items in the western direction of the house. It is auspicious to place these objects in worship on this day.

Buy 11 Gomti Chakras on Dhanteras, wrap them in a yellow cloth and place the bundle in a safety locker for inviting good luck.

One of the most auspicious items to buy on this day is a gold coin with the image of Goddess Lakshmi imprinted on it. This item can be worshipped on this day and kept in the safety locker or treasure chest.

Jewelry, silver coins, swastika symbol and cosmetic items are best bought on this day.

What you must not buy or do on Dhanteras

While many people suggest you the list of items you can buy on Dhanteras, there are a few items that you must never buy on this day if you do not want to fall into misfortune. Never buy sharp objects, iron items, stainless steel utensils (they have a big percentage of iron in them), black color things, glass objects, fake gold and oil. If you wish to buy a car on the day of Dhanteras, do not make the payment on this day. It is also not auspicious to give away gifts on this day. On the day of Dhanteras, do not make loan repayments or pay past bills. Never give or take any loans on this day.
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