It’s Diwali time and the first day of the festivities is Dhanteras, or Dhana Trayodashi, which is about welcoming Goddess Lakshmi home.
But did you know there is an avid list of things that should not be purchased on this day? Belief has it that if you purchase and bring home these certain things on Dhanteras, which is counted as the first day of the Diwali, you will be bringing in bad luck instead of good. Here’s what you should buy and avoid this Dhanteras for a prosperous year ahead!
10 Things you should avoid buying on dhanteras
1. Black items
Avoid buying black items like black clothes, black coloured electronic products, black goods, etc.
While a lot of people consider it auspicious to purchase automobiles like motor-bike, cars, scooter. It is believed that one should not buy automobiles on Dhanteras but people can pre-book vehicles in advance and ask it to be delivered on Dhanteras day.
3. Empty pitchers/ utensils:
Buying utensils is a tradition on Dhanteras and millions practice this but it is said that one should not bring empty utensils in home during Dhanteras. Though people still buy them, one can at least fill water or purchase some sweets from the market and then bring the utensils at home.
People should avoid buying products made up of iron, as it is not considered lucky to purchase them on Dhanteras festival.
5. Sharp objects
One should avoid buying sharp objects on Dhanteras festival. Like items like knife, scissors or other sharp objects.
6. Glass products
Products made of glass like glasses, kitchen stuff, dinner set made of glass, mirrors, etc should be avoided to be purchased on Dhanteras.
7. Artificial jewellery
Dhanteras is an occasion when people buy gold, silver but one should make sure that artificial jewellery is not coming on the way.
As Dhanteras is a festival when people worship Goddess Lakshmi and woo her to enter their homes, offices; one should avoid sending gifts to people as it is not considered sending money as a lucky sign on Dhanteras.
Avoid buying oil on the Dhanteras day, however, its impossible to stop its usage such as in various pujas or other rituals. People should keep a stock of oil in advance.
Though many people buy steel items on Dhanteras since it’s one another form of iron, therefore its believed that it should be avoided. However, many people still go ahead and purchase steel stuff. So the final decision lies with you.
To some, these are customs that have come down through generations and are meant to be followed, while for others these are just age-old superstitions.