For What Reason is Purchasing Gold on Dhanteras Thought About Propitious?

For What Reason is Purchasing Gold on Dhanteras Thought About Propitious?

The word 'Dhanteras' is made up of two Sanskrit words: 'Dhan' means wealth, and 'Teras' means 13th day according to the Hindu calendar. Dhanteras is celebrated two days before Diwali, the festival of lights. But do you know that this is the biggest opportunity to buy jewelery, coins and gold bars in the country?

Let's go a little deeper to find out how the ritual of buying gold on Dhanteras actually came into existence.

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According to an old legend, an interesting story of curse on King Snow's son is associated with Dhanteras. The curse on King Snow's 16-year-old son was such that he was to die on the fourth day of his marriage. After finding out about the curse, the prince's wife devised a plan to save her husband. She requested her husband not to sleep on the fourth day of their marriage. He collected all the gold, jewelry, and coins and placed them in front of the husband's room door. She lit as many lamps around the house as she could. She then sat overnight listening to many songs and stories to prevent her husband from sleeping. Soon, Lord Yamaraja came as a snake to take the son of King Him. But the bright glow of various ornaments, lamps, and coins blinded him and he could not enter the husband's chamber. Instead, he sat on a pile of jewels and listened to all the different melodious songs the son's wife was singing. When it was morning, Yamraj left the prince without causing any harm.

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Since then, Dhanteras is also known as 'Yamdeepdan'. In the memory of Lord Yama, the God of death, people light lamps in their homes throughout the night. This is also one of the reasons why people buy gold ornaments or coins on Dhanteras. Dhanteras is a festival for all, but it is very important for the entire trading community investing in gold. Dhanteras usually comes on the day before Lakshmi Puja, and it is said that on this day Goddess Lakshmi shower her blessings on all devotees. Buying new things or gold is considered as a way to welcome Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Lord Kubera, the God of wealth is also worshiped on this day. In fact, devotees perform Kubera-Lakshmi Puja on Dhanteras. It is believed that buying gold - money - is a symbol of good fortune. This is the reason why people buy gold ornaments or gold coins, which have pictures of Goddess Lakshmi or Lord Ganesha.

 

Here are some attractive gold shopping options that you can consider on this Dhanteras.

 



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