Ahead of Diwali, colourful pots, decorative items and earthen diyas are in huge demand in Patna. Pre-Diwali celebration shopping is on. People on Oct 22 thronged the market to buy decorative items and jewellery on the occasion of ‘Dhanteras’. ‘Dhanteras’ is celebrated two days prior to Diwali. On this day, it is considered auspicious to purchase gold and silver jewellery and utensils. It is widely believed that buying these precious metals on Dhanteras makes a person prosperous and brings them more wealth.