Dhanteras is here and while the festivities for Diwali have kicked in, various celebrities have their plans sorted. When asked about their plans for the big day, here's what they are buying today..!
Vijayendra Kumeria: It’s has been a ritual for us to buy a gold coin every year. We consider it to be auspicious and we will do the same this year. It’s not from the point of view of investment though, it’s more sentimental. This is something we have been doing for years and shall continue in the future.
Srishti Jain: My birthday is approaching and usually on my birthday, my father gifts me a gold coin. It’s like our little ritual! He’s always been someone who has guided me to build a future and taught me to make the right investments. So, this is his way of contributing to my future and I think it’s super special! I will be getting a gold coin from my papa. Dhanteras is the worship of Lord Dhanvantari. He is considered to be the Vaidya of Gods. He imparted the knowledge of Ayurveda to mankind for the betterment of health and life. For me, that’s the biggest significance of this day. I believe in Ayurveda, if I start talking about it, I won’t stop! But let’s just say this transformation in the lockdown happened with the help of Ayurveda. It’s the knowledge of medicine that the gods passed on to the sages and then to the human physicians. I think that is something mankind should be thankful for as well on Dhanteras.
Rajshri Rani: I always buy something on Dhanteras. It is supposed to be auspicious.. but this Dhanteras is really important for me as, after 6 days of Dhanteras, I will be getting married. So this time, I am going to buy at least a necklace with earrings.
Kunal Thakkur: Dhanteras has always been an auspicious day for me. I usually try and buy something in gold for my mom. This year I am actually looking for a new house and hope to seal the deal on this day. It will be my Dhanteras gift to my wife, for me, Dhanteras is the start of Diwali, a great time to buy new things and head towards positivity and prosperity.
Prateek Rana: I am not planning to buy any gold or silver item for Dhanteras, like every year. This year I will also buy some food and clothes for the needy and help them to make their Diwali happy. People buy gold and silver items on Dhanteras but I think if we fill someone’s day with happiness, then that will be our biggest gift for Dhanteras. I will go out on Dhanteras and find the needy or beggars, take them with me in Mc Donalds or whatever they prefer and spend my day with them and give them gifts. I feel really satisfied when they smile and hug me.
Meera Deosthale: For Dhanteras, my mom loves buying gold every year and she makes sure we go out and buy gold coin or some kind of jewellery for her or me. The entire feel of Diwali is all about bringing positivity, light in your house. On Dhanteras, we do puja of all the things we have like our car or whatever jewellery we have.
Delnaaz Irani: Every Dhanteras, I go to my regular jewelers but I don’t know what’s going to happen this year. I just pick up a gold coin as it is a shagun and if I feel to need to pick up some gold for myself, I do that as well. But this year, it’s only going to be a small gold coin as that’s been a ritual since childhood.
Ajay Chaudhary: Every Dhanteras, I buy a gold coin or silver coin for everyone. This time, I am thinking of buying something for my wife. During my childhood, my mom used to buy gold or silver or some utensils and that tradition is still going on. Coins are a ritual to buy, but apart from that, whatever my mother and wife like, I try to give it to them.
Rohit Choudhary: The meaning of Dhanteras to me is Amrit. So, according to me, Dhanteras is to spread love and positivity and that is Amrit to me.
Pranitaa Pandit: Every year, I plan to buy something on Dhanteras, be it a small gold coin or sometimes something big. But I always make it a point to buy something. This year actually I was planning for my husband a new phone and buy some nice gold thing for my daughter. This Dhanteras is special because I will buy not one thing but two things for my two special people.
What are your Dhanteras plans?