Dhanteras 2017: Buy these 5 Essential Utensils to Welcome Goddess Lakshmi

   |  Updated: October 17, 2017 16:00 IST

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Dhanteras 2017: Buy these 5 Essential Utensils to Welcome Goddess Lakshmi
Highlights
  • Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber are worshipped by the devotees
  • Most people buy brooms on Dhanteras
  • Dhanteras 2017 is a great time to invest in a set of steel containers
A lot of people around the country are celebrating Dhanteras 2017 today, which marks the beginning of the five-day long festival of lights, Diwali which will be celebrated on 19th October, 2017, followed by Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj. Dhanteras is an auspicious occasion when it is believed that goddess Lakshmi blesses her devotees with wealth, luck and prosperity. On this day, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber are worshipped by the devotees. It is believed that, on this auspicious day, Goddess Lakshmi emerged from the ocean along with other treasures during Samudra Manthan. As per Hindu tradition and rituals, people purchase metals like gold and silver on Dhanteras. While not everyone prefers to buy expensive metals, many of us may opt for kitchen utensils instead. It is believed that buying either of these may prove to be beneficial as it marks the arrival of Goddess Lakshmi in the house. It is often suggested to buy silver or brass utensils on this day. So, if you are planning to purchase new utensils on Dhanteras, here's what you can choose to buy.

1. Copper vessels



Buying copper vessels is not only auspicious, but they also promote good health in many ways. Most people prefer drinking water stored in a copper vessel first thing in the morning to keep healthy. Storing water in a copper vessel creates a natural purification process and drinking this water helps in balanced the three doshas (vatta, pitta and kapha) in our body as per Ayurveda.
 

diwali copperHappy Dhanteras 2017: Dhanteras 2017 is a great time to invest in a set of steel containers
 
2. Puja ka thaal

Buying a new Puja thaal can make this festive occasion even more special. A beautifully designed thaal has to be your buy this Dhanteras. It will be the best way to welcome Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber and can be used for offering delicious bhog and Prasad.
 

thaliHappy Dhanteras 2017: Buying a new Puja thaal can make this festive occasion even more special
 
3. Kadhai

It helps to spend on utensils that can be used in your kitchen on a day to day basis and kadhai is one such common kitchen utensil. A kadhai or griddle is used to prepare and cook various delicacies and so it makes for an important buy on Dhanteras.
 



4. Thali



It is only now that people have started using fancy plates and crockery, but back in the day steel plates were commonly used to serve food. They are durable and can last you really long.

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5. Steel storage containers

Steel containers come in all shapes and sizes and are the best to store food for as long as you want. They are healthier than plastic utensils and sturdier than glass containers. If you don't have them already, Dhanteras 2017 is a great time to invest in a set of steel containers.



Please note that you should avoid buying glass on this day as it is considered to be associated with Rahu kaal (inauspicious time). Most people buy brooms on Dhanteras as it is believed to sweep away all the miseries in your life. So, go ahead and buy something new in order to start this festive season with lots of good luck and cheer.



Happy Dhanteras!


 

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