Things one should keep in mind about Dhanteras Shopping

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On Dhanteras Day, buying something for the home is thought to bring good luck. But it’s not always the case. On this day, you should avoid purchasing specific items to avoid their negative effects.

Dhanteras this year falls on Sunday, October 23, which is a holiday. It is one of the Hindus’ most eagerly anticipated festivals and is also known as Dhanatrayodash. Dhan, which signifies riches, and teras, which means thirteen. The celebration is held on the thirteenth day of Krishan Paksha. Typically, it is observed a day or two before Diwali, the festival of lights. People purchase jewellery or other items on this day in an effort to bring good luck home.

Lord Dhanvantari is worshipped for health on this day. During the ocean’s churning, Lord Dhanvantari appeared, carrying a jug of nectar (Amrit) in one hand and a holy book on Ayurveda in the other.

The custom of honouring Lord Kuber and Goddess Laxmi on this day is also present. Both are revered for their abundance and success.Every Hindu festival has a mythological justification for its celebration, and Dhanteras is no exception.

According to the predictions of astrologers, a King’s son will pass away on the fourth day of his marriage. He would get bit by a snake. The prince’s wife learned all about the death prognosis for her husband after they were married. To keep her husband awake, she placed all of her ornaments and monies at the door to their room and continued to tell him stories throughout the night.

The God of Death appeared as a serpent, but He was unable to enter the space since He felt His eyesight deteriorating due to the illumination from the coins and jewels. He slithered out of the room in the morning, sparing the prince’s life.

Yamraj is also revered on the day of Dhanteras for this reason.On Dhanteras Day, buying something for the home is thought to bring good luck. But it’s not always the case. On this day, you should avoid purchasing specific items to avoid their negative effects.

Here is a list of things you should not purchase on Dhanteras:

-It is thought that “Rahu” is related to glass. So avoid the temptation to purchase glass-based items.

Purchasing cutting-edge items like knives on Dhanteras is frowned upon.

-Purchasing oil on Dhanteras is seen unfavourably. So, before Dhanteras, buy lamp oil for Diwali.

-It’s not a good idea to send money or gifts to someone else on Dhanteras Day because it’s said to bring ill luck.

-Avoid purchasing imitation or faux gold trinkets on this lucky day.

-As the colour black is considered unlucky in the Hindu religion, don’t bring any black objects home on this fortunate day.

-Avoid purchasing any iron-based items. Also, don’t bring any iron cookware home.

-If you need to purchase an empty iron pitcher for Dhanteras, fill it with water first before bringing it home.

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