Bhubaneswar, Nov 10: Dhanteras occurring just two days left for the festival of lights, Diwali, marks the auspicious commencement of Diwali celebrations. It's a day when people traditionally invest in brass, silver, and gold items with the belief that it will usher in prosperity and abundance into their lives. However, amid the allure of significant discounts and sale offers, it's essential to exercise caution and refrain from purchasing certain items on this special day.
Here are the things that should not buy to avoid attracting negativity:
Iron and steel items: Iron and steel are associated with the planet Rahu, deemed inauspicious in Vedic astrology. Acquiring items made of these metals on Dhanteras is believed to draw negative energy and potentially impede financial growth.
Sharp objects: Sharp items such as knives, scissors, or cutting tools are considered inauspicious on Dhanteras. They symbolize negativity, conflict, and the severance of ties. Introducing such objects into the home during this auspicious time can disrupt peace and harmony, potentially hindering prosperity.
Oil, ghee, and butter: Avoid buying oil, ghee, or butter on Dhanteras, as these items are associated with the planet Rahu and believed to attract its negative influence. Purchasing them on this auspicious day could hinder financial progress and invite obstacles.
Wood or wooden articles: Wood, although a natural material, is often associated with the planet Mars, known for its potentially negative energy. It's generally advisable to refrain from purchasing wooden articles on Dhanteras. The combination of wood symbolizing growth and decay, coupled with the fiery and assertive nature of Mars, may introduce instability and impede prosperity.
Crockery and utensils made of aluminum or plastic: Instead of aluminum or plastic, opt for traditional utensils made of brass, copper, or silver on Dhanteras. Aluminum is considered an unstable metal that can bring restlessness and anxiety, while plastic is not considered auspicious in Vedic astrology.