It is an old saying that if you buy gold on Dhanteras then it will be a fruitful for your business and family. Dhanteras date is November 12 and 13 this year. People are all set to buy gold and other things as it is considered auspicious. In fact, people save their money the entire year to buy things on this auspicious occasion. Dhanteras also holds special significance for the business community due to the customary purchases of precious metals on this day.
On Dhanteras, people throng markets to buy gold, jewellery, appliances and utensils to mark this special day.
Why Dhanteras is celebrated?
It is largely believed that on Dhanteras, Goddess Lakshmi visits the homes of her devotees and fulfils their wishes. Also, the Lord of Wealth and assets Kubera (Dhan-Kuber) is also worshipped on this day.
Why people buy metal on Dhanteras?
Buying gold, jewellery and utensils on Dhanteras also finds its root in folklore according to which there was once a king named Hima whose son was predicted to die on the fourth day of his marriage. As per the ancient folklore, the strong light coming from the glittering jewellery and the bright Diyas blinded Yamaraj, who appeared as a snake and thus he couldn’t take Hima’s son’s life.
Dhanteras 2020 date and time to buy as per Muhurat:
As per drikpanchang.com, here is Dhanteras 2020 gold buying Muhurat Date and Time:
Date: November 13 (Friday)
Auspicious timings to buy gold on Dhanteras – 06:42 am to 05:59 pm
Duration – 11 hours 16 minutes
Auspicious Choghadiya timings overlapping Dhantrayodashi:
Morning Muhurat (Chara, Labha, Amrita) – 06:42 am to 10:45 am
Afternoon Muhurat (Shubha) – 12:05 pm to 01:26 pm
Evening Muhurat (Chara) – 04:08 pm to 05:28 pm