A Gift to Treasure
Gold Coins are a traditional commodity, thought to bring luck and blessings to the owner of the pure and precious coins. Used as gifts in many communities, gold coins in India are given to loved ones and significant others as symbols of love and good fortune and to bring prosperity and shower them with blessings.
Bestowing gold coins from one generation to another is an age-old tradition in the Indian community that symbolizes the passing down of wealth between members of the family, and its ever-lasting presence in the receiver’s life.
Though every community in India has its own traditions with regard to these gold coins. At times, gold coins are gifted to loved ones, so that their new year starts on a prosperous and flourishing note. Gold coins are also given by parents to their daughters when they get married, as an eternal blessing in the form of gold. It is also believed that her marriage will, hence, begin on a positive and wealthy note.
Festivals in India also make for a great time to exchange gold coins.
Buying Gold coin on Diwali:
Diwali is a festival of lights that is celebrated across the length and breadth of India. This festival celebrates the goddess Lakshmi as it is believed that this was the day when she choose Lord Vishnu as her husband. During this festival the Lakshmi Gold coin
is often given to younger generation of the household by the elders.
Buying Gold coin on Dhanteras
Dhanteras marks the beginning of the five-day long festival of Diwali. Dhanteras also signifies wealth and prosperity. Now in India, it is a common practice to buy new utensils or coins on this festival as it is considered auspicious and known to bring good luck.
Buying Gold coin on Akshaya Tritiya
It was on Akshaya Tritiya that Veda Vyas and Lord Ganesha began writing the Mahabharata. Akshaya Tritiya also marks the birthday of Lord Parasurama who is the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Akshaya Tritiya is therefore a day for all auspicious beginnings. Exchanging gold coins is common on this day as all elders gift these to the young entrepreneurs as their blessings.
The Making of a Blessing
Pure gold coins are a treasure that is believed to be one of the most important piece in many traditions and sections of Indian society. To craft this blessing, purity plays a major role in the passing on of luck and good wishes to anyone who receives one.
Gold coins, be it of 22 Kt or even 24 Karat purity, are a classic addition to treasure chests and investments, representing permanent wealth and an abundance of savings for years to come.
Gold coins engraved with the portraits of deities make them even more valuable for the customers. Often the highest importance is given to Goddess Lakshmi, as she is the symbol of wealth, luck and prosperity. It is believed that the giving away of Laxmi gold coins
will ultimately result in prosperity in all prospects of life.
The other engravings that depict different forms of wealth include:
Lucky Ganesha gold coins which allow the recipient to be able to overcome obstacles throughout their lives, enabling them to make prosperous moves and decisions.
Plain gold coins are typically given at graduations or even at birth to a baby, so that they can begin a new life filled with wealth and joy.
Guru Nanak Dev and Sai Baba engraved gold coins are welcomed by followers of these spiritual and religious leaders, helping them in the belief that their presence in their homes will lead to good fortune and happiness for years to come.