It is considered auspicious to purchase utensils on Dhanteras. Generally, iron and steel are avoided and utensils made of copper, silver, brass, or gold are preferred on Dhanteras. It is believed that purchasing utensils brings wealth and prosperity to the household.
A Gomti Chakra is the shell of a rare sea snail that is found in the Gomti River of Dwarka. It is believed that those who possess the Gomti Chakra are blessed with good luck, health, and prosperity.
Another item considered auspicious on Dhanteras is the humble broom. Buying a broom on this day symbolizes the removal of poverty and bad luck from the household.
Most people wait for the festival only to buy big electronic items like computers, mobile phones, refrigerators, microwaves, etc. Since this festive season also brings plenty of Diwali discounts & offers, electronics can usually be bought at surprisingly affordable rates.
Idols of Gods and Goddesses
Many devotees celebrate Dhanteras by buying idols of God and Goddesses. On Diwali, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi are worshiped to bring wealth and luck into the family.