Dhanteras 2020: Why we buy gold on Dhanteras: Dhanteras comes two days before Diwali. There has been an Indian tradition of buying gold on this day. Although there is a worldwide fascination for gold and its purchase is done throughout the year, but its purchase to Dhanteras in India has religious and astrological significance. According to the ability, people shop for gold jewelery, coins etc. Regarding religious importance, it is said that gold is a symbol of prosperity and glory. Therefore, buying it on the occasion of Dhanteras is auspicious.
Gold is the purest metal
Jyotishacharya Pandit Shyam Shankar Mishra says that gold is considered the purest. Due to this, Indians buy it on auspicious occasions like Dhanteras. Apart from this, he called gold donation as Mahadan. Gold donation has been a tradition for a long time. Diamond is also more expensive than gold, yet instead of buying gold on Dhanteras, the reason is that gold is the purest and it is considered auspicious. For this reason, it is purchased not only on festive occasions like Dhanteras but also at the time of sponsoring any auspicious work.
The symbol of the Guru is gold
Jyotishacharya Pandit Sujit Shrivastava said that the biggest reason behind buying gold on Dhanteras is that it is a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Sona is the symbol of Lakshmi. Apart from this, the most important thing is that this yellow metal is the symbol of Guru. Because of this, there is a tradition of buying gold as a Guru or Lakshmi on the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras. However, you are not bound to buy only gold because Lakshmi can be in the form of a religious book or pen. Therefore, one can buy a religious book or pen etc. on this occasion.