Dhanteras 2023: Apart from a broom, you should buy these kitchen items on Dhanteras, you get many benefits!
Dhanteras is celebrated on the thirteenth day of the lunar fortnight, the day is dedicated to the worship of Lord Kuber, the god of wealth, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha. Unlike Diwali, which is celebrated on the new moon day, Dhanteras is celebrated on Trayodashi or the thirteenth day. This is the reason why it is also known as Dhan Trayodashi. Buying metals like gold, silver and copper on this day is considered auspicious.
For centuries, there has been a tradition of buying things like gold, Gomti Chakra, brass and brooms on Dhanteras. Buying these items is considered very auspicious. However, do you know that buying salt on Dhanteras is also considered auspicious? It is believed that buying salt on this day brings blessings to Goddess Lakshmi.
Why is salt considered auspicious?
It is said that Goddess Lakshmi was incarnated during the churning of the ocean, where salt was also produced. Dhanteras is also the birth anniversary of Lord Dhanvantari who emerged from the sea. Therefore, buying salt on the day of Dhanteras is considered auspicious. This festival is associated with the purchasing of various items and it is believed that buying salt brings prosperity to the house.
Apart from buying salt on this day, donating salt is also considered auspicious. However, it is important to keep in mind that you should not lend salt to anyone.
Keep salt in the kitchen
On the day of Dhanteras, buy rock salt, tie it in a red cloth and keep it in a place in the kitchen where others cannot see it. Leave it there for the whole year. It is said that by purchasing salt and using it in the kitchen on the day of Dhanteras, there is never any shortage of food and money in the house.