Published: 29 Oct 2019

Significance of Gold during Dhanteras #SpeakingOfGold

Devdutt Pattanaik

Indian author and mythologist
Know the reasons behind why people purchase gold on the auspicious day of Dhanteras

In Hinduism, when it comes to rituals and celebrations, timing is everything, and every action carries meaning. Renowned Indian mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik talks on what fuels people to buy gold on special occasions like Akshaya Trithiya and Diwali and what makes them refrain from making such a purchase during certain periods. The mythologist refers to the various tales in the Hindu mythology that spread the belief of good things happening on auspicious days and the presence of undesirable aura surrounding inauspicious days.