Diwali is nearing and the preparation for the festival is in full swing. Dhanteras is just a day away, which marks the first day of the festival of light. On this day, people worship Goddess Laxmi and God Kuber. The festival is also known as Dhantrayadashi, Dhanteras is celebrated in the month of Kartik on the thirteenth day of Kartika Krishna Paksha. 


This year, the festival would be celebrated on November 2, 2021. 


Dhan in Dhanteras refers to wealth, therefore, it is believed that something auspicious must be brought home to yield good luck in the matter of wealth and prosperity. 


Dhanteras 2021: Date and time


Dhanteras Puja Muhurat - 06:49 pm to 08:26 pm

Yama Deepam - on Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Pradosh Kaal - 06:00 pm to 08:26 pm

Vrishabha Kaal - 06:49 pm to 08:53 pm

Trayodashi Tithi Begins - 11:31 am on Nov 02, 2021

Trayodashi Tithi Ends - 09:02 am on Nov 03, 2021


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Auspicious period to buy gold and silver: 06:20 pm to 08:11 pm and other purchases can be done after 11:30 am.


Dhanteras 2021: What to buy


It is auspicious to buy coriander, brooms, silver and gold jewellery and a statue of Lakshmi Ganesha on this day. But mainly, people purchase brass products as it is metal of Lord Dhanwantari. Utensils are purchased as it is believed that it helps in maintaining health, happiness and prosperity in the house. 


Considering this, here are 4 options you may buy on November 2. 


1.) Kitchen utensils: One must buy utensils on this auspicious day. It is believed that one should not enter the house with empty utensils so, it is advised to fill the utensil with water or food before entering the home. 


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2.) Gold and Silver: Gold and silver are the most purchased items on this day. You may purchase anything from jewellery to coins. It is believed that investing in these precious metals can bring in more prosperity. 


3.) Broom: According to Hindu mythology, Mata Lakshmi likes broom and this is the reason that it is advised to buy a broom. This also helps to remove financial constraints. 


4.) Electronic devices: You may buy any electronic device from home appliances to workplace appliances, there are so many options to explore.


Happy Dhanteras!

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