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Dhanteras 2020: 5 items considered inauspicious to buy on this day. Read more

Without propagating any superstitions, the article gives a compilation of 5 things that as per conventional belief, or customary practices and people stay away from buying them during Dhanteras.

Dhanteras 2020: 5 items considered inauspicious to buy on this day. Read more

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Nov 2020 12:58 PM GMT

Guwahati: Dhanteras marks the beginning of the Hindu festival of Diwali in India. On this auspicious occasion, people worship Goddess Dhanvantari, the God of Ayurveda who imparted the wisdom of Ayurveda for the betterment of mankind. This day is considered to be an auspicious day for buying gold, silver, and other valuables and is largely celebrated in North and West India.

As per experts, investment demands are usually a big driver during this Dhanteras. Gold has always proved that it is the safest bet whether the economy is reeling under recession or suffering the brunt of inflation or when times are uncertain.

Hindus consider this an extremely auspicious day for making new purchases, especially of gold or silver articles and new utensils. It is believed that new "Dhan" (wealth) or some item made of precious metal is a sign of good luck. In modern times, Dhanteras has come to be known as the most auspicious occasion for buying gold, silver, and other metals, especially kitchenware. The day also sees heavy purchases of appliances and automobiles.

It is also popularly believed or being practiced as conventions that people usually do not buy certain things during Dhanteras.

However, without propagating any superstition, here is a compilation of 5 things that as per conventional belief, or customary practices and people stay away from buying them during Dhanteras.

These are 5 things that people usually refrain from buying during Dhanteras.

1. Iron/Aluminium: Generally, people don't buy iron or products, utensils made up of iron during Dhanteras. Avoid purchasing any items made of Aluminium as it is considered an indicator of bad luck.

2. Steel: Buying steel is also considered as inauspicious during Dhanteras. Hence many people avoid buying steel utensils or items during this time and instead opt for utensils made of copper or brass.

3. Glass: Glassware or items made up of glass are also considered inauspicious during Dhanteras. In conventional belief, Rahu is associated with glass hence they avoid buying it during Dhanteras. So many crockery enthusiasts drop their purchase and keep it for some other time.

4. Sharp objects: It is a common belief that one should not buy sharp objects during Dhanteras. So things like knives, scissors, and other sharp objects are usually avoided while doing Dhanteras shopping.

5. Oil/Ghee: It is a customary practice among people that they don't buy oil or Ghee during Dhanteras. Such things can be adulterated and one should avoid buying impure things on this day. They usually make sure that the house has enough back up of the supply so that families don't have to purchase oil or ghee on Dhanteras.

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