Dhanteras, also known as Dhantriyodashi or Dhanvantari Triyodashi, is a Hindu festival that sets the stage for Diwali.
It marks the commencement of the five-day festivity in the month of Kartik, the eighth month of Hindu calendar.
Falling on the triyodashi tithi (third day) of ‘Krishna Paksha’ in Kartik, Dhanteras holds profound significance, symbolising wealth and prosperity. Devotees engage in worshipping Kuber and Lakshmi (deities of wealth), and Dhanvantari (Lord of health and Ayurveda) to seek blessings for health, prosperity, and abundance in life.
On this auspicious day, it is customary to purchase utensils and ornaments as a symbol of affluence. Here are the premier utensil markets in Delhi, catering to every need and taste, from steel to silver.
Deputy Ganj, Sadar Bazaar
Nestled in Sadar Bazaar, Deputy Ganj stands tall as Delhi’s largest utensil market. Here, an array of utensils, ranging from steel to copper, grace the shelves of both wholesale and retail outlets. From copper jars to glasses, this market boasts of an extensive selection in steel, aluminium, copper, and brass. The price range varies based on quality and quantity. There is a diverse range to choose from.
Hauz Rani Market, Malviya Nagar
Hauz Rani Market, located in Malviya Nagar, features a dedicated lane adorned with ceramic and clay utensils. From decorative showpieces to fancy cups, bowls, and plates, this market offers a trendy and unique collection. While the products may lean towards the higher end of the price spectrum, their exceptional quality and trendy designs justify the expenditure.
Chawri Bazaar, Old Delhi
Chawri Bazaar is the go-to destination for traditional yet modern brass and copper utensils. This market specialises in customising utensils to suit individual preferences. Though not extensive, Chawri Bazaar is a hub for pure brass and copper items, ranging from cutlery to showpieces, catering to the connoisseurs of classic elegance.
Dareeba Kalan, Chandni Chowk
If silver utensils capture your fancy this Dhanteras, Dareeba Kalan, a renowned jewellery market nestled amid the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk, beckons you. Here, you can explore an exquisite array of silver dinner sets, showcasing timeless designs infused with traditional charm. The starting price for a single silver thali set is approximately ₹10,000, promising unmatched elegance and sophistication.
Library Road, Azad Market
Library Road in Azad Market unveils the latest designs in crockery utensils. From charming tea cups to elegant soup bowls and ceramic plates to glass jars, this market serves as a haven for crockery enthusiasts. What sets this market apart is its accessibility to a wide range of budgets, ensuring that quality crockery is available to all, regardless of financial constraints.