5 Items You Should Avoid Buying on Dhanteras

Nov 9, 2023, 06:13 PM IST

 5 Items You Should Avoid Buying on Dhanteras


Dhanteras is an auspicious Hindu festival which marks the beginning of five-day Diwali festivities. Purchasing gold, silver, cutlery, and other home goods is regarded as auspicious. But there are some items that you should never purchase on Dhanteras. Here's a list of things you should not purchase on this festival.


On Dhanteras, people should avoid purchasing iron goods or utensils as it is considered inauspicious.


Buying steel items is considered inauspicious during Dhanteras. Because of this, many people decide to purchase copper or brass-made goods or utensils during Dhanteras.


Purchasing glassware and other glass-based products during Dhanteras is deemed unlucky because glass is associated with Rahu in popular belief.

Sharp Objects 

According to popular belief, buying sharp objects during Dhanteras is not advised. One should avoid buying items like knives, scissors and other sharp objects.

Oil or Ghee

People don't buy oil or ghee on Dhanteras as per custom. Families usually make sure the house has an adequate supply of backup to avoid having to purchase oil or ghee on Dhanteras.