Diwali is the biggest festival celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm among the Hindus across the globe. The five day festival of lights starts with Dhanteras. The day falling on October 28, this year, has a tradition of buying gold, silver or any other household utensils which is considered as a bringer of good luck and prosperity for the family and/or business. Thus, on the eve of the auspicious day, here is the list of the ‘five must buy’ items to bring home this Dhanteras:
1: Utensils (considered auspicious for ‘Dhan ka vardaan’): The purchasing of utensil to store water is considered lucky on Dhanteras, as it multiplies your wealth. However, do not forget to fill it with water before bringing it to your home, as it is considered inauspicious to bring empty pitchers on the festival.
2: Metallic oil lamps (considered auspicious for ‘vyapar mein pragati’): If you want to run your business succcesfully and achieve growth, buy a lamp on Dhanteras. However, unlike traditional earthen lamps that are lighten on Diwali, these lamps should be made up of metals to serve the purpose.
3: Metallic bell (considered auspicious for ‘sehatmand lambi umra’): Sound health is the most important blessing sof the deity. However, most of the people are suffering for one or another health ailments. For all those people, mettalic bell can prove a boon. The bells are considered to bring health and long life.
4: Cooking utensils (considered auspicious for ‘sukh-shanti’): Even if you do not like cooking, buy utensils to cook food on this Dhanteras for bringing peace and healthy environment in the house.
5: House, plots or other properties: If you want to invest in real estate or buy your own home, Dhanteras is considered auspicious for these deals.
Besides, the other important thing that should get place in your shopping bags are the idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi and silver or gold coins imprinted their images. You can also buy vehicles, clothes and gadgets and other electronic items on the day.
The other important Dos and Don’ts that should be keep in mind to ensure blessings of the deity includes: proper cleanliness at home and workplace, avoid buying items made up of iron and donate money, clothes and food items to the needy people.