Bhubaneswar, 17/10/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : People made a beeline to markets and jewellery shops on Tuesday for buying gold and silver ornaments on the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras.
The city witnessed high sale of gold, bracelets, bangles, necklaces and diamond. Various jewellery shops in the city also offered special discounts to lure the customers.
“We have purchased silver coins containing emblems of goddess Lakshmi as Dhanteras is considered the most auspicious day for shopping”, said Meena, a housewife.
The word Dhan means wealth and Teras means 13th day according to the Hindu calendar. The holds immense significance as it marks the beginning of Diwali festival.