Dhanteras : Significance and importance of purchasing gold, utensils and new clothes
The five day Diwali celebrations start as from Dhanteras. On this day, people, worship ‘dhan’ and Godess Lakshmi symbolized by a one rupee coin. This ritual is also carried out by businesses across the country that usually decorate the office premises and worship Goddess Lakshmi.
Dhanteras holds special importance for buying gold and silver.
The word Dhanteras comes from ‘Dhan’ meaning wealth, and ‘teras’ meaning 13th day as per the Hindu calender. This day is considered to be the first day of the five-day Diwali celebration and holds importance for the business community.
On this day, not only gold and silver, but people indulge in buying other forms of wealth like property, new vehicles, etc. Even buying a few utensils is considered symbolic and auspicious. Lord Kubera, the God of assets and wealth is also worshiped on this auspicious day. TOPFM wishes you Happy Dhan Teras!