Dhanteras marks the official beginning of the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali. People in hue number throng in the market to buy many things especially gold and utensils. Dhanteras also known as Dhanatrayodashi is widely celebrated on November 12 and 13. On this day, people believed that buying gold brings good luck in the family. Dhan means wealth and today Goddess laxmi and Kuber is worshipped.
Mahurat: The auspicious time to buy gold is from 6:42 am to 5:59 pm. As per the mythology, it is believed that gold and silver protects from bad omen.
According the an ancient story, the light coming from gold jeweller and diyas had blinded Yamraj who had come to take Hima's son life. He was unable to take life which is why purchasing gold is considered auspicious on this day.
Diwali will be celebrated on November 14. This year festivals spirit are little dampen because of the coronavirus. People are opting for staying inside. Follow all the precautions and celebrate the festival with full zeal.
We wish you all a happy Dhanteras and diwali.
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