Discover the 7 Must-Buy Items for Dhanteras 2023

September 07, 2023

Dhanteras is a very important and auspicious festival that is celebrated in our country. Dhanteras is the first day of the five-day period of Diwali festivities. This festival is especially auspicious because it is considered lucky to purchase something on this occasion or start a new venture during this time. It falls on the 13th day of the dark fortnight (Krishna Paksha) in the month of Kartik, typically in October or November. In 2023, Dhanteras will be celebrated on Friday, November 10, ushering in a day of prosperity and opulence.


The term “Dhanteras” is derived from the two Sanskrit words “Dhan,” which means wealth, and "Teras," which signifies the 13th day. On Dhanteras, people all over the country visit markets and shops and make purchases that are believed to bring good luck and wealth into their lives. During this time, people also purchase unique Dhanteras gifts for their loved ones to spread good luck and prosperity. The festivities generally start off with homes being adorned with vibrant rangoli designs, oil lamps, and flowers, creating an atmosphere of warmth and festivity. The Dhanteras pooja is also a crucial part of the festivities, where people seek the blessings of the goddess of wealth, Goddess Lakshmi, and usher prosperity and good fortune into their lives.


You can make the most of Dhanteras this year with our shopping guide that we have especially created so that you can discover the essential items you should purchase on Dhanteras, whether it is for the pooja or gifts for your loved ones. We have listed seven traditional items that people generally buy during Dhanteras, which are not only auspicious and symbolise prosperity but also make meaningful and cherished gifts for loved ones. So, let's dive into this guide and discover what to buy to make Dhanteras 2023 truly special.

7 things to buy this Dhanteras for prosperity 

As we start getting closer to Dhanteras 2023, the quest for the ideal things to buy for the festival starts. To ensure that you have a prosperous year ahead, it is important that you select the right items this Dhanteras to attract prosperity. Here is a guide on what to buy for Dhanteras pooja, the best gift items for Dhanteras, and last but not least, traditional items that are a must-buy for Dhanteras.  

Dhanteras pooja shopping list: 

Dhanteras pooja

It is an important tradition to prepare for Dhanteras as well as the Dhanteras pooja, when we seek the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi to welcome wealth and prosperity into our homes. You will need a proper shopping list to prepare well for the Dhanteras pooja. This list typically includes items such as diyas (oil lamps), idols or images of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi, incense sticks, fresh flowers, coins, and essential pooja ingredients like ghee, camphor, and sweets. These items are vital for invoking blessings and prosperity during the Dhanteras ritual.

7 Traditional things to buy on Dhanteras 

Dhanteras essentials

  1. Utensils- The best time to restock your utensil shelf is during Dhanteras. Buy items of copper, silver, or clay and make Prasad in them first. You should also fill them with rice, milk, or lentils after bringing them inside, as empty utensils are considered inauspicious.
  2. Idols of Gods- Adorn and enhance your pooja room with new idols of gods and goddesses on the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras. After buying idol figurines made of silver, marble, brass, or wood, you should perform aarti and add them to the collection in your pooja room.
  3. Jewellery- Investing in gold jewellery is always a good idea, as it is a long-term asset, especially if times get tough. In our country, the most auspicious times to buy gold are during Dhanteras and Diwali.
  4. Broom- Though it might sound strange, purchasing brooms on Dhanteras is considered auspicious. It is said to remove poverty and alleviate all the financial problems in the family
  5. Gold and Silver Coins- From the word “Dhanteras”, it is not a surprise that people worship Goddess Lakshmi, who is represented by the one-rupee coin and “dhan” or wealth, on this day. Thus, on this day, there is a high demand among people to buy gold and silver coins.
  6. Gomti Chakra- If you are not already aware, the Gomti Chakra is a rare seashell that is typically found on the banks of the Gomti rivers. It is considered sacred, and during Diwali festivities, it is kept in homes to help ward off evil and bring success to every family member.
  7. Electronics- If you were already thinking of buying any electronic items, Dhanteras can be the perfect time to upgrade your devices. During this time, you can take advantage of the Diwali sale and save a lot of money.

Dhanteras gift shopping list for 2023:


Being on the first day of the Diwali festivities, Dhanteras is an excellent time to convey your heartfelt wishes of love and good wishes to your loved ones. Surprising your parents after getting a new job? You could buy them a car! For your siblings or cousins, you could choose from a range of dry fruits and gourmet chocolates, besides gifting them traditional attire or electrical items that they may need. Consider gifts like silver coins, utensils, jewelry, or even home decor items. Customized gifts and sweets are also cherished choices, making your loved ones feel special on this auspicious occasion.


In conclusion, Dhanteras, being the inaugural day of Diwali celebrations, holds immense significance in our culture. This is why it is important that we uphold the traditional customs with vibrant decorations and the Dhanteras pooja. Besides that, we should also make it a point to purchase at least a few traditional items like utensils and precious metals like gold or silver, as they are considered auspicious and symbolize prosperity, while modern gifts like electronics and vehicles add a contemporary touch, combining tradition and innovation to infuse festive vibes with abundance. Embrace the spirit of Dhanteras with Nestasia's exquisite collection of Dhanteras gifts that are a beautiful blend of tradition and modernity, making them ideal for the auspicious occasion.

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