Bhubaneswar: People in the city are queuing up at jewellery stores to celebrate Dhanteras, the first day of Diwali celebrations. Though Dhanteras is not an Odia tradition, people have started celebrating it since last few years. The trend is also visible in cities across the state.
It is seen that people buy gold and silver on this particular day. It is believed that buying shiny metal like Gold would protect the family from evil spirits. People are also seen purchasing other metals like silver, brass and steel.
With rush growing for gold and silver, the season has become a boon time for the jewelers in the city. The rising trend of gold rate has not made any difference to the number of people buying it. Stores in Bhubaneswar have come up with attractive offers for the occasion from 100 percent off on making charges to heavy discount on gold, silver and diamond jewellery
Tips for buyers:
- Gold rate: Rs. 28, 550 (22 Carat)
- Silver rate: Rs. 45.698 (1 KG )
- Enlist the attractive offers by all the jewellery shops and choose the best
- Opt for making charges discount over lucky draw coupons