Decoding Metal Buying on Dhanteras by Dr Rupa Batra

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Dhanteras as the name suggests is related to money, fortune and wealth. Well, Dhanteras marks the beginning of the five-day long celebration of apparently the most important and revered festival of Northern India, which is Diwali. Dhanteras has also got the suffix (teras) from as it is celebrated on 13th day of Krishnapaksh as per the Hindu calendar. As kids we have always seen our parents purchasing silver coins, electronic gadgets or kitchen utensils on Dhanteras. But why is it so? Let’s find out what Celebrity Vastu consultant Dr. Rupa Batra has to say…

Legend behind the tradition:

It is believed that King Hima’s son was destined to die on the 16th day of his marriage! But his young wife was quite an intelligent soul. She arranged a heap of gold and silver coins and jewels at the entrance of the room where her husband stayed. The moment Lord of death, Yama entered the palace he was bedazzled with the spark of coins and jewels. Everywhere there was complete light and he was not able to concentrate on any single door or window of the palace.

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