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People rush for buying gold to mark the occasion of Dhanteras
By Our Correspondent, 12/10/2017, Agartala


Jewellery shop was crowded with people as they were busy in buying gold jewellery to mark the occasion of Dhanteras. Not only the consumers marks the occasion, the jewellery outlets also offered lucrative offers to attract the consumers.

It is a custom to buy jewellery of gold or silver on the night of Dhanteras and people from all walks of life make it a point that they invest a little of their money or savings so that they can buy at least a bit of gold or silver on this auspicious occasion. They also opt for buying a new utensil if there is any problem in buying gold or silver. Puja is performed on the site where the wealth of the house is kept, and Laxmi Puja is also performed along with that of Lord Ganesh

On Dhanteras Hindus consider it auspicious to purchase gold or silver articles or at least one or two new utensils. It is believed that new “Dhan” or some form of precious metal is a sign of good luck. "Lakshmi Puja" is performed in the evenings when tiny Diyas of clay are lit to drive away the shadows of evil spirits. "Bhajans", devotional songs in praise of Goddess Lakshmi, are also sung.


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