What To Buy On Dhanteras 2020 If Not Gold? See These 5 Affordable Items!

Hanima Anand |Nov 12, 2020, 10:04

Dhanteras is around the corner and people start considering what to buy on Dhanteras 2020 to get the best luck. Here are top 5 things you should buy other than gold.

Dhanteras is an auspicious festival in Indian culture. Dhanteras is also an occasion for households to purchase clothes, jewelry, or utensils to bring luck, happiness, or wealth into their homes. However, the year 2020 witnesses an unprecedented pandemic along with a serious job crisis which causes many unemployed. That’s why what to buy on Dhanteras 2020 within a limited budget but still bring back prosperity to owners is the concern of various people.

What To Buy On Dhanteras 2020
Happy Dhanteras 2020!  

Before finding what to buy this Dhanteras, make sure you understand the significance of Dhanteras in our culture.

Significance of Dhanteras

Dhanteras, a.k.a Dhantrayodashi is a signal of Diwali festivities annually. In Hindi language, Dhan means wealth, explaining for the Indian tradition of buying gold on this day to accumulate wealth.

On the day of Dhanteras, people worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kubera because it’s believed that Goddess Lakshmi came out of the ocean during Samudra Manthan. Besides, Lord Dhanvantri who imparted the wisdom of Ayurveda is also worshipped for the betterment of mankind in general.

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Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Kubera, and Lord Dhanvantri are worshipped during Dhanteras.

Similar to Diwali, Dhanteras celebrates the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and prosperity over poverty and diseases.

What to buy on Dhanteras 2020

As everyone is obsessed with buying gold on Dhanteras while this item might be beyond the reach of some families, we recommend here what to buy on Dhanteras 2020 instead of gold.

In fact, these items are believed to bring multiple lucks to your household, not just wealth only.

  • Idols of Lakshmi and Ganesh

The very first item to buy on Dhanteras 2020 or in any year is the idols of Lakshmi and Ganesh. As mentioned in the significance of Dhanteras, this festival is an auspicious day to worship Goddess Lakshmi. Thus, buying idols of Lakshmi and Ganesh is almost a must if you want to bring happiness, wealth and luck to your house.

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If affordable, you can go for silver idols of Lakshmi and Ganesh.
  • Silver

Among all the jewellery items people often buy on Dhanteras, gold is the most favorite. However, not many know that silver jewelleries are of equal importance as gold. Also, silver offerings are highly recommended on Lakshmi Puja according to the old-aged tradition. This is believed to breathe a new wind of prosperity to your home.

  • Brass

The reason why you should note brass in the list of what to buy on Dhanteras 2020 is that Lord Dhanvantri, who is worshipped on this day along with Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kubera, is fond of brass items.

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Buying brass is much more affordable than gold, but giving the same luck.

Buying some brass utensils, for example, not only helps save your budget but also generate more properties in the future.

  • Broom

In the Hindu religion, a broomstick is believed to sweep out the poverty on Dhanteras. It’s a symbol of starting a new year with a clean house and life.

Having a broom on Dhanteras is also a sign of luck to circulate positive energy around your house.

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Don't forget to buy a broomstick to sweep bad luck and evil spirits out of your house.
  • Earthen Diyas

An indispensable part of Dhanteras, earthen diyas needs to be lit during the performance of Lakshmi Puja and Diwali day. Instead of buying luxury items, you should buy some earth diyas on Dhanteras to keep away evil spirits as well as bad luck for the upcoming year.

Dhanteras 2020 date in India

Dhanteras 2020 date in India falls on Friday, 13 November. It’s the 13th lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Kartik. Diwali, in the meantime, is celebrated one day later, on November 14.

On Dhanteras 2020 date in India, people will light diyas around their house and gather to perform Laxmi Puja at specific moments. Below is the auspicious time you should perform Lakshmi Puja on Dhanteras 2020 (November 13):

  • Puja Muhurat: 5:28 pm - 5:59 pm
  • Pradosh Kaal: 5:28 pm - 8:07 pm
  • Vrishabha Kaal: 5:32 pm - 7:28 pm
  • Trayodashi Tithi: 9:30 pm on Nov 12 (Thursday) to 5:59 pm on Nov 13 (Friday)

Hope our article on what to buy on Dhanteras 2020 is helpful to you. Check more tips for celebrating Diwali this year on Starbiz.com!

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