Significance of Gold during Dhanteras #SpeakingOfGold

Know the reasons behind why people purchase gold on the auspicious day of Dhanteras

Devdutt Pattanaik

Indian author and mythologist

29 Oct 2018

The word 'Dhanteras' is made from two Sanskrit words – ‘Dhan’ meaning wealth and ‘teras’ meaning 13th day as per Hindu calender. The festival of Dhanteras is important for Hindu households because on the auspicious day of Dhanteras, Hindus are supposed to buy pure gold/or silver jewellery, coins, bars and new utensils. This is done because it is said that goddess Lakshmi then showers households with more of this kind of wealth.

#SpeakingOfGold with Devdutt Pattanaik

Author Devdutt Pattanaik discusses the arrival of Goddess Laxmi that symbolizes prosperity and the auspiciousness of festive days like Dhanteras for bringing gold into your home.