Dhanteras is one of the most auspicious Hindu festival associated with wealth and prosperity. This year, the auspicious festival will be celebrated on October 25, 2019. With this festival, which is also known as Dhantrayodashi, begins the five-day-long Diwali festivities.
Dhanteras marks the beginning of the festivities of Diwali, which includes celebrations like Lakshmi Pujan and Bhaidooj. It falls on the Trayodashi of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month every year. Dhanteras is followed by Chhoti Diwali, Diwali, Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj. It is believed that purchasing items like gold, silver or utensils bring good luck to the family this day.Here’ what you can buy or invest on depending on your sun sign
Aries: Do not splurge excessively. No point buying utensils you already have. Instead you can but bulion– silver or gold based on your budget.
Taurus and Libra: People belonging to this sun sign do not believe in following rituals. The ones who does can invest in buying land, real estate property as it would give you long-term gains.
Gemini:People belonging to this sun sign can invest a small amount of money in stocks for long term as the financial markets not well off now. This step would undoubtedly lead to long term gains even if not in the short term.
Cancer and Scorpio: Cancerians can go and splurge in a piece of gold jewellery or accessory. It would not only prove to be an asset but a things to cherish and flaunt this Diwali. It is best to buy it from a showroom with a receipt rather than from a person with no credibility.
Leo: People belonging to Leo should go ahead and make a Fixed Deposit account of their Diwali bonus. Believe it, your returns would supersede your expectations.
Virgo: This is the right time for you to seek funds for your philanthropic project for teaching the underprivileged. It is likely to be a successful venture.
Sagittarius and Capricorn: Invest in purchasing a piece of jewellery. And remember to invest in buying a pure metal like gold rather than stones like diamonds as gold has long-term resale value.
Aquarius: If you have an excess amount of money and want to utilise it intelligently then buy precious stones as their prices would escalate in the long run.
Pisces: On this day, you can purchase electronic items like mobile phones, refrigerator, laptops, oven, etc. The businessmen, shopkeepers or any entrepreneurs can buy new account logbook and diaries on Dhanteras.
What not to buy on Dhanteras?
According to Indian customs, there are some items that you need to avoid purchasing. For example, it is believed that one should avoid purchasing iron and aluminium utensils on Dhanteras. You should avoid wearing black on this day and elders also advice to avoid bringing empty dishes into the house. Each family has their own set of beliefs and rituals that they follow and this is what makes the festivals in India rich in culture.