Dhanteras 2023: Why it is lucky and fortunate to buy broom on Dhanteras?
Dhanteras 2023: Dhanteras, the auspicious festival that inaugurates the five-day Diwali celebration, is also known as Dhantrayodashi and Dhanvantari Trayodashi. It holds immense significance in Hindu culture and is observed on November 10th this year. "Dhan" signifies wealth, and "Teras" refers to the thirteenth day of the Krishna Paksha lunar fortnight.
This day is traditionally associated with the purchase of valuable items, such as electronics, kitchenware, silver, and gold jewelry, as it is believed to invite the blessings of Lord Kubera and Goddess Lakshmi, both representing wealth and prosperity in Hindu mythology.
Usually on this day, people purchase items made of brass, silver, and gold since it is believed that doing so will bring good fortune, success, and protection from the evil eye.
Apart from jewellery and utensil, people also buy broom. Buying a broom on this day is considered lucky.
Purchasing a broom is considered to keep Goddess Lakshmi from leaving one's home. Bringing a broom home on Dhanteras is also said to assist one get rid of all debts and bring happiness and prosperity. To keep the house clean, brooms are regularly used in every family. Cleanliness is said to attract Goddess Lakshmi. This is why purchasing brooms on Dhanteras is considered auspicious.
Spiritual Idols: Purchasing spiritual idols on Dhanteras is seen to be advantageous
Home Decor Items: Buying decorative items is seen as a way to invite positive energy and prosperity
Jewellery: Gold is a symbol of prosperity and wealth. The lucky occasions to buy gold in India are around Dhanteras and Diwali
Gold and Silver Coins: The 'dhan' and the goddess Lakshmi, who is symbolised by a one-rupee coin, are both worshipped on this day throughout the nation
Electronic Items: Purchasing electronic appliances on Dhanteras is considered lucky and fortunate
Precious Stones: Acquiring gemstones or precious stones considered auspicious as it's believed to bring good fortune
Utensils: Dhanteras is an excellent time to restock your utensil rack
Notably, the auspicious time for Dhanteras puja is from 5:47 pm to 7:43 pm, spanning almost two hours. During this time, the deities typically worshipped during this puja include Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha, Dhanvantri, and Lord Kubera.
Happy Dhanteras 2023!
- With inputs from agencies