People flock to jewelry stores in Calcutta
Update: November 03, 2021 7:26 AM STI
Calcutta (West Bengal) [India], Nov 3 (ANI): People flocked to jewelry markets in Calcutta on Tuesday on the occasion of Dhanteras.
Dhanteras, which marks the start of the five-day festival of lights, is considered an auspicious day to buy and bring back new metal items, especially metals like gold and silver.
People gather in the markets to buy gold or silver on what they see as an auspicious day. The shops on BB Ganguly Street in Kolkata are full of shoppers looking to buy gold and silver items on Dhanteras.
A client named Soma told ANI, “Every year on this day we buy gold or silver jewelry. This time I traded in my old chain for a new one. I consider this festival to be auspicious. markets and buy things, not as many as before the pandemic, but the crowds are still just as big. “
Traders have noted that footfall has increased and are happy with it.
“The markets are looking really good this time around, they are better than in 2020,” a trader told ANI.
Another trader added: “Last year there were no customers due to COVID-19. In addition, prices were high last year for gold and silver. But they have decreased. Attendance is also excellent. Profits will occur this time around. buy lighter materials during Dhanteras. “
Dhanteras is observed on the 13th lunar day of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Vikram Sambat of Aaswayuja in the lunisolar calendar Amaavasyanta.
Literally, Dhanteras means “dhan” or wealth, while “teras” is the 13th day of the lunar cycle in which people pray for Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. (ANI)