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Saturday Avoids in Hinduism – Do Not Buy or Do These Things on Saturday

There are certain things that are avoided on Saturday (Shanivar) by Hindus who strictly follow astrology and horoscope. Saturday is dedicated to Shani Bhagavan and Hanuman. These are not part of Hinduism teachings but based on oral tradition. Here is a list of things not to buy on Saturday. The main aim of such rituals and practices is to avoid in-auspiciousness and to usher in peace and prosperity. 

Saturday Avoids in Hinduism

Do not buy any black color item on the day. But you can donate black color items.

Devotees making an offering of Til Ka Tel (Sesame oil), urad dal (black gram) and black sesame (Kala Til) should buy it a day earlier and keep. These things should not be brought on Saturday. You can donate these items on Saturday and it is highly beneficial.


It is believed that buying black sesame on Saturday will result in difficulties, hurdles, and obstacles in life.

Materials made using iron like scissors, nails, knife etc. should not be bought. The belief is that buying such items will result in bad relationships. There will be fights among family members and relatives.

Items made using leather like purse, bad, shoes etc too are not bought on Saturday by many people. This will result in a lack of success and problems in life.

Another item that is not bought on Saturday is salt. The belief is that one will face financial crises and go into debt by buying salt on Saturday.

Even ink and pen is not brought on Saturday, as it is believed that this will lead to poor performance in studies, exams, and interviews.

Some people also do not get the car delivered on Saturday. The reason is that car is made of metal and on Saturday metals like iron are only donated and not bought. Iron is another metal that is associated with Shani Bhagavan.

Some people do not cut nails on Saturday as this involves handling of metals.

Black or dark color clothes are also not bought on Saturday by some people.

It must be noted here that none of the above said believes are based on Hindu teachings or scriptures.

Majority of them are part of oral tradition. A particular belief is only prevalent in a particular area.

The main reason behind such beliefs is fear. A lack of proper understanding of true teaching results in people depending on superstitions for the fulfillment of desires.



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