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5 things you shouldn't be doing on Dhanteras festival

Dhanteras Festival 2018: There is a list of things that shouldn't be done or bought on Dhanteras. Read the story to know it!

India TV Lifestyle Desk Written by: India TV Lifestyle Desk New Delhi Published on: November 01, 2018 20:11 IST
5 things you shouldn't be doing on Dhanteras festival

5 things you shouldn't be doing on Dhanteras festival

The festival of Dhanteras, two days prior to Diwali, is also known as Dhanatrayodashi. Dhanteras is the first day that marks the five-day-long Diwali celebration in India.

Dhanteras is marked by auspicious shopping where people buy gold, silver, and utensils. But there is also a list of things that shouldn't be done or bought on this day.

So, here's a list of those things before you commit any mistake!

Don't exchange gifts on Dhanteras

While exchanging gifts during Diwali celebration in India, it isn't wise to do it on the occasion of Dhanteras. As the festival is meant to bring in the good fortune in your home, it is believed that giving someone something on Dhanteras can give away the positive vibes and good fortune.

Keep your shopping list on-point

While shopping kitchen utensils, gold and silver; sharp objects including knives, and scissors shouldn't be purchased.

Minimal use of oil

Using oil in the kitchen is the basic thing but on the festival of Dhanteras, people are asked not to fetch oil or keep the use of cooking oil minimal.

Neglect colour black

Going by the psychology of colours, black is considered to be dark and more in negative side. So, any product that comes with the colour black is supposed to be neglected.

Seal your glass crockery

Not literally though! Glass is associated with lot many superstitions and myths in India. Similarly, it is asked to be avoided on the auspicious day of Dhanteras.

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