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Dhanteras 2017: What is not auspicious to buy?

By Vikas
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Dhanteras 2017 is the auspicious day which will kick-start this year's Diwali celebrations. On Dhanteras, Hindus consider it auspicious to purchase gold or silver articles or at least one or two new utensils.

Dhanteras has come to be known as the most auspicious occasion for buying gold, silver and other metals especially kitchenware. The day also sees heavy purchases of appliances and automobiles.

People throng shops and markets on Dhanteras to purchase things, but there are certain items one should avoid.

Things you should avoid buying on this auspicious day:

According to Astrology and Vaastu, it is better to avoid buying certain items on Dhanteras.

People should avoid buying things made of glass or glassware. Even crockery should be avoided as some astrologers say that these items are associated with Rahu. Rahu is usually associated with inauspiciousness. Even if one has to buy glassware, then it must be ensured that they are totally transparent.

[Dhanteras 2017: What is auspicious to buy?]

Purchase of utensils made of Aluminium should be avoided as even these are associated with Rahu.

Knives, scissors, sharp-edged items and utensils made of iron should also not be purchased as per astrology.

Earthen Lamps lit in an artistic style on the occasion of Dhanteras in Moradabad

Earthen Lamps lit in an artistic style on the occasion of Dhanteras in Moradabad

This year Dhanteras falls on Tuesday, 17th October 2017. The Dhanteras puja Muhurat during this year is between 19:19 for 20:17 lasting for about 58 minutes.

People throng shops in Allahabad

People throng shops in Allahabad

Dhanteras is the first day of the five days of Diwali celebrations. It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi came out of the milky ocean during the churning on Dhantrayodashi. This day is also called as Dhanvantri Jayanti or the birth day of Lord Dhanvantri, the form of Lord Vishnu.

Women buy utensils at a market in Jammu

Women buy utensils at a market in Jammu

On the day of Dhanteras, business premises are renovated and decorated. Entrances are made colorful with lanterns and traditional motifs of Rangoli designs to welcome the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity, Lakshmi.

Women buying earthen diyas in Jaipur

Women buying earthen diyas in Jaipur

The main part of the Dhanteras puja is to light Yamdeep. The lamp is kept at the entrance of the house till morning to dispel evil forces and negative energies and also invite the blessings of Yama and Mahalakshmi.

(Images credit - PTI)

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