Dhanteras signals the beginning of the festival of lights, Diwali. On the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras, people offer puja to Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth. It is considered auspicious to buy something new or start a new venture on Dhanteras, people believe it brings them luck, prosperity and abundance of wealth.
As such, Dhanteras is believed to be the start of all things good and is celebrated with pomp and splendor across India and other countries worldwide.
This year, Dhanteras will be celebrated on November 2, 2021.
Light up for Dhanteras this year with these 7 essentials
Though most people buy or gift gold, silver and utensils on Dhanteras, one can opt for various other options to gift their friends/families on this occasion. Let us explore what can be specifically gifted during Dhanteras to mark the auspicious occasion and its significance:
The most obvious asset that will essentially light up your Diwali is the yellow gold as it signifies prosperity. You can buy for self or gift anything from a gold coin to ornaments to make the occasion more enchanting for your loved ones.
Silver is the next popular item essentially bought during Dhanteras also symbolizing prosperity. You can gift silver objects like coins, jewelry, silverware etc.
One can also opt for utensils mainly in silver, copper, brass on the occasion of Dhanteras. Steel and iron utensils are normally avoided while gifting during Dhanteras. Also, under Hindu beliefs, one should never gift it empty, so fill it with water or food while gifting the same.
Surely not for gifting but you can consider buying a new broom for your home on the occasion of Dhanteras, as it is believed that buying a broom helps in warding off all financial worries of the home.
- Electronic Gadgets
Electronic gadgets are promoted with great deals on Dhanteras. With so many latest offerings on various electronic gadgets including laptops, smartphones, TV, fridge, etc. It’s a perfect gift for the new age techno-savvy consumer.
- Gomti Chakra
According to Hindu traditions, a Gomti Chakra is considered sacred and holy. So, why search for something else. What better way to bring in the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras than buying a Gomti Chakra for luck and prosperity. It is also considered auspicious to keep 11Gomti Chakras in a yellow cloth and in your safe locker.
- Gift Combos/Gift Card
A gift combo or gift card is also a good and unique Dhanteras gift option. Visiting your friends and family on Diwali calls for various gifts. You can either gift a combo of things including dry fruits, diyas, kandil, sweets and so on to make the festival of lights more illuminating for your loved ones. There are other gift options to choose from like home furnishings, LED lights, and the like.
Continue with the tradition of buying or gifting on Dhanteras to bring in luck, prosperity and abundance.
Wishing everyone a very Happy and Prosperous Dhanteras!!