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Dhanteras Shopping 2024: What To Buy And What Not To Buy On Diwali

What is your shopping list for Dhanteras 2020?

Updated Date : Thursday, 04 Jan, 2024 07:31 AM

Diwali is one of the biggest Hindu festivals. The five-day-long celebrations of this festival begin with Dhanteras. And from Dhanteras to Bhaiduj, we enjoy family gatherings, feasts, fireworks, and shopping! Dhanteras 2024 itself is a big occasion to shop for! Let's see what we should buy and whatnot, on this divine day.

Dhanteras Shopping

Dhanteras is the very first day of five days long Diwali festivals. It is also known as Dhanwantari Triodashi. It is believed that Lord Dhanvantari was born on this day during the Samudra Manthan. 

Lord Dhanvantari is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He was born with an urn in his hand. We also worship Goddess Laxmi on this divine day. That's is how it becomes a very auspicious day to buy Gold, Silver, and other precious items. Let's dig deep to know which things are lucky to purchase and which are not!

Things To Buy On This Dhanteras

Things you may buy for prosperity and happiness

The festive season begins with a lot of shopping, food, and family fun! These days start with the great zest and family gatherings. People exchange gifts to each other and wish luck and prosperity.

Moreover, Dhanteras 2024 is an auspicious occasion to worship Goddess Laxmi and purchase a few items. Let's see which things can bring us luck and prosperity.

Brass Utensils

As we saw on this day, Lord Dhanvantari came out from Samudra Manthan. And Dhanvantari is very fond of brass. So buying brass utensils can be useful. Also, brass is said to be very pure metal. Using it for Puja and other kitchen purposes can bring health and wealth. 


Lord Kubera is very fond of Silver. You can buy silverware or jewelry or coin of Silver on the day of Dhanteras. Our ancestors believe that buying or gifting Silver on Dhanteras can bring fame and glory.

Purchase Coriander, Daisons

It is believed that Goddess Laxmi is fond of rings, instruments, and Coriander. That is why Brahmin advises buying Daisons on Dhantersa and worship them on Diwali. And then one should keep it in the vault for the rest of the year. 

As per our tradition, it is believed that keeping Daison in the vault prevents the loss of money throughout the year. Along with that, buying and planting Coriander in the pot on the day of Diwali can also save the loss of money. 

Broom And Gangajal

As they say, goddess Laxmi visits the house on Dhanteras and Diwali. So everyone should clean the house. Buying Broom and Gangajal has a symbolic meaning, stating one should clean the house inside out and make it pure with Gangajal.

Another deep wisdom attached to it is -as Goddess Laxmi prefers entering, only a clean house, you must clean your surroundings and house if you want to be wealthy. If you wish to be prosperous and lucky, learn to purify! 

The Idol of Laxmi, Ganesha

As Diwali celebration begins with Dhanteras, Buying the idol of goddess Laxmi and Ganesha is said to be very promising. It can bring prosperity and wealth to you and your family.

Diwali Specials

Diwali is a festival of joy and togetherness. On the day of Dhanteras, disciples should buy all the items needed for Diwali pooja. Also, people prefer to buy decorative pieces to beautify their homes on Diwali. Ornamental lamps, Rangoli colors, Paan, coconut, Kumkum, Kalash, betel leaves sandalwood paste, etc. are also purchased.

Accounts Register

People also purchase account register on this promising day. It is a custom for a business person to buy an account ledger. It is believed that buying such an account keeper can help to maintain your account throughout the year. One should keep it in the west direction of the workplace.

Miscellaneous items 

India is a diverse country, so different people buy different types of goods as a symbol of luck on the day of Dhanteras. Some people believe buying Kheer-Batashe or Halwa brings good luck. People also purchase earthen lamps on this day.

It is believed buying and gifting earthen lamps bring wealth and happiness in the family. Apart from it, people choose to purchase precious /useful things such as furniture, vehicles, fridge, and other household utilities on this day.

Now let's see things not to buy on Dhanterasa. And why we should not purchase them 

Things Not To Buy On Dhanterasa


One should not purchase things made of Iron on the day Of Dhanteras., We are not supporting any superstition, but it is believed that Iron can bring bad lucks on this day.


Since steel is another form of Iron, one should avoid purchasing steel too. Instead, you can buy copper or brass utensils on this day.

All The Sharp Objects

On Dhantersa 2024 shopping spree, give a miss to all the sharp objects like Knives, Scissors, etc


One should not buy or fetch oil and any oil products on the day on this day. Keep a sufficient backup of oil for lamps and cooking before the day of Dhanteras.

All That's Black

As Dhanteras is a festival of luck and happiness, one should avoid all the black things on this day

Glass Items

According to astrology, glass is associated with Rahu. So you should not purchase it during the festival times. 

Now that you are well aware of all the purchase list for Dhantersa don't miss to add firecrackers and sweets! Enjoy your shopping with friends and family, and celebrate Dhanteras 2024 with the highest zest! May Goddess Laxmi shower wealth and happiness to you and your family!

Diwali Festival Calendar
Diwali Day-1 Festival Govatsa Dwadashi, Vasu Baras
Diwali Day-2 Festival Dhanteras, Dhanvantari Trayodashi
Diwali Day-3 Festival Yama Deepam, Kali Chaudas, Hanuman Puja, Tamil Deepavali, Narak Chaturdashi
Diwali Day-4 Festival Diwali Lakshmi Puja, Kedar Gauri Vrat, Chopda Puja, Sharda Puja, Diwali Snan, Diwali Devpuja
Diwali Day-5 Festival Dyuta Krida, Gowardhan Puja, Annakut Puja, Bali Pratipada, Gujrati New Year Celebration
Diwali Day-6 Festival Bhaiya Dooj, Bhau Beej, Yama Dwitiya

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