Why Gold and Silver is purchased on Dhanteras?

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by Nimrat, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Nimrat

    Nimrat New Member

    I have a question. There are so many other important days when we purchase Gold items such as Gudi Padwa and Akshaya Tritya. But why Dhanteras is given so importance. Is there any time to purchase jewelry on this day?
  2. deafAncient

    deafAncient New Member

  3. Nimrat

    Nimrat New Member

    Very nice post. thank you so much. But I been through many sources to read more on Dhanteras. but rudraksha-ratna.com/dhanteras.html states that Lord Yama is also worshipped on this day. Is worshipping Goddess Laxmi not enough?
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  4. Shri Vrindavan Dham

    Shri Vrindavan Dham New Member

    Dhanteras represents the first day of five-days-long Diwali Festival. Dhanteras Festival, generally known as Dhanwantari Triodasi or Dhantrayodashi, falls on the auspicious 13th lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Ashwin (October/November). In the word Dhanteras, "Dhan" stands for wealth. On Dhanteras Goddess Laxmi is worshiped to give prosperity and well being. Hence Dhan Teras holds a lot more significance for the business community.
  5. rahul malik

    rahul malik New Member

    Dhanteras is the first day of the Diwali festival in India that usually falls one or two days before Lakshmi Puja - the main Diwali day.

    As per the lunar calendar, Dhanteras is derived from Sanskrit language in which Dhan means wealth and Teras means thirteen. This is the first day of Diwali celebration.
    n this day, precious metals like gold and silver coins and new utensils are purchased with a belief that they will bring prosperity.

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