As "Dhan" means "Wealth" and "Teras" means "Thirteenth", Dhanteras is known as the festival of wealth which falls on 13th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Kartika. Celebrated two days before Diwali, Dhanteras marks the launch of five day Diwali celebrations. Most people believe that buying gold on this day will please Goddess Lakshmi, and so on this particular day the markets witness maximum sales of gold and silver. On this day Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped with her carrier, the owl. She is said to have an inclination towards gold and silver and that's why these glittering metals are considered sacred to be gifted on Dhanteras. Also, commencement of new projects, business is considered lucky on this day. Even weddings conducted on this auspicious occasion are believed to be blessed from the divine. Gold and silver brought on this day for our own homes is even luckier, as it is a symbol of prosperity and wealth that is showered by the goddess herself. Gifting someone with gold or silver on this occasion that indicates the significance of wealth is certainly a perfect idea. Present your loved ones with the shimmering pieces of gold or silver; you can even gift the coins made of gold or silver to them. It would not only seem remarkable but even add up to their assets. You can pick up the festival coins in gold or silver as per your pocket and present to your near and dear ones.
Gold & Silver Gifts for Dhanteras
Pure Silver Thali
Gift your near and dear ones a puja thali of silver that is crafted with intricate designs, so that they can perform puja in great style and dignity. The silver thali usually contains all the essentials accessories for a puja. It may even have a silver bell, a small bowl, a silver vessel- kalash, a small box for roli and rice. The thali's most important element would be a silver OM coin. You can either order the thali containing all these puja accessories or mix and match as per your requirement. This would indeed prove to be a precious and spiritual gift item for your special ones.
Designer Jhoola (swing)
An imaginative designer Lakshmi-Ganesha jhoola in silver and gold can also be presented, that is decked with beautiful beads and glitters. The jhoola shimmers due to a small bell hanging at the centre making your wonderful present more auspicious. Our loved ones can keep it as a decorative item in their homes or may even place it in the places of worship at their homes.
Chowki Lakshmi Ganesha
Mesmerising idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi can also be gifted to your dear ones. These silver sculptures are prettily decked with pearl and kundan. A golden veil adds to the beauty of idols. These statues are seated on a chowki contributing to its appeal. Light in weight, these silver and gold idols of the lord would surely bring luck and prosperity in the lives of your loved ones.
Silver Key Chains
You can also consider gifting silver key chains to your close ones. This would not only appear trendy but even be of use to the receiver. This unique gift is the most preferred item these days, apart from gold and silver coins.
Silver & Gold Coins
Celebrate the festival of wealth and prosperity in its purest form. People buy and gift silver and gold items as a ritual of the day. This Dhanteras, present your dear ones with gold and silver coins that would not only add to the zeal of the festival but even contribute to the assets of your treasured ones.