celebration of dhanteras
. Dhanteras is an important part of Diwali celebrations. Dhanteras marks the first day of Diwali celebrations. Dhanteras is also called Dhanvantari Trayodashi. It falls on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Kartik (October November). The word Dhan signifies money or wealth. On the day of Dhanteras, people worship the Goddess of Wealth (Goddess Lakshmi). Since Dhanteras is associated with the worship of Goddess Lakshmi,
What is Dhanteras
. Dhanteras indicates the beginning of Diwali celebrations. It is on this day on which people purchase precious metals with a belief that they will bring prosperity. Dhanteras is also known as Dhantryaodashi or Dhanwantri Triodasi.
What does Dhanteras mean
. According to the lunar calendar, Dhanteras falls on the thirteenth day of the Ashwin (October November) month. The word Dhanteras comes from the Sanskrit word Dhan which means wealth and Teras which means thirteen.
What is the significance of Dhanteras
. This day is devoted to worship Goddess Lakshmi, who is the Goddess of wealth according to Hindu mythology. People purchase gold, silver and other utensils on this day to welcome prosperity in their houses. They also purchase crackers, candles, diyas, lamps and most importantly clay idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi to perform Lakshmi Pooja. A girl born on this auspicious day is said to be very lucky, as it indicates the arrival of goddess
Why is Dhanteras celebrated
. Dhanteras is mainly celebrated to get the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi. Everyone tries to make Goddess Lakshmi happy and for the same reason they also perform Lakshmi Pooja. People believe that it is very important for everyone to perform all the rituals correctly else Goddess Lakshmi wouldnt be coming to their respective houses and indeed there would not be any prosperity. The Hindu community celebrates Dhanteras festival very religiously.
How to celebrate Dhanteras festival of wealth
. On Dhanteras, Lakshmi the Goddess of wealth is worshiped to provide prosperity and well being. It is also the day for celebrating wealth, as the word Dhan literally means wealth and Tera comes from the date 13th.In the evening, the lamp is lit and Dhan Lakshmi is welcomed into the house. Alpana or Rangoli designs are drawn on pathways including the goddess footprints to mark the arrival of Lakshmi. Aartis or devotional hymns are sung eulogizi
What is the story behind celebration of Dhanteras
. While the preparations of Diwali celebrations are on their full swing, Dhanteras adds on a new dimension to it. There is a very interesting story that backs this Hindu festival. The son of King Hema was intended to die on the fourth day of his marriage. The king and queen wanted their son to enjoy all goodness of life and therefore they got him married. The fourth day of his marriage was the disgraceful day.On the fourth day, his wife did not let
Legend behind the Dhanteras and Naraka Chaturdashi
. An ancient legend ascribes the occasion to an interesting story about the 16 year old son of King Hima. His horoscope predicted his death by snake bite on the fourth day of his marriage. On that particular day, his newly wed wife did not allow him to sleep. She laid out all her ornaments and lots of gold and silver coins in a heap at the entrance of the sleeping chamber and lit lamps all over the place. Then she narrated stories and sang songs to
The Myth of Dhanavantri
. Another legend says, in the cosmic battle between the gods and the demons when both churned the ocean for amrit or divine nectar, Dhanavantri the physician of the gods and an incarnation of Vishnu emerged carrying a pot of the elixir. So, according to this mythological tale, the word Dhanteras comes from the name Dhanavantri, the divine doctor.
Rituals and Celebrations of Dhanteras
. As Dhanteras is associated with the worship of Goddess Lakshmi, people draw small footprints with rice flour and vermilion powder throughout the house right from the entrance (indicating the arrival of Goddess Lakshmi). As Dhantrayodashi or Dhanteras is considered very auspicious, people shop for gold, silver and some utensils. To celebrate the auspicious arrival of Goddess Lakshmi, the homes of people are illuminated by oil lamps, which are lit
. Dhanteras 2014 would be celebrated by the people with the great joy and happiness at Tuesday, on 21st of October.
Shubh Muhurat for Puja on Dhanteras
. The shubh muhurat for the Lakshmi puja and Ganesh puja on the day of Dhanteras is from 7 04 PM to 8 15 PM.
Whole Duration of the shubh muhurat for puja is
. 1 Hour and 10 Mins
Pradosh Kaal is
. from 5 41 PM to 8 15 PM
Vrishabha Kaal is
. from 7 04 PM to 9 00 PM
History of Dhanteras
. There is an interesting story behind celebrating the Dhanteras festival. It is considered as, once upon a time, King Hima sixteen year old son was destined to pass away just by the snake bite on the fourth day of his marriage. His wife was very clever and she did not allow her husband to sleep on 4th day of the marriage. She arranges some gold ornaments as well as a lot of silver coins and made a large heap at the doorway of her husband. She also
Special Preparations for Dhanteras
. Everybody wait for this day with lot of excitement to come soon as this is very lucky day for the houses and business premises. They renovate and decorate their homes or business premises with new paints, lights, Diyas, candle, flowers and rangoli. Entrance gate decorate with the colorful and traditional designs of rangoli in order to welcome the Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity. They stick small footprints of the Lakshmi going i
Traditions and Customs of Dhanteras
. It is a great festival for Hindus they purchase gold or silver coins, jewelry, utensils and etc. It is considered that bringing new things to home is a sign of good luck. Lakshmi Puja is held in the evening of the day with the tiny Diyas of clay, Bhajan, devotional songs to respect Goddess Lakshmi. The light of tiny Diyas denotes that the shadow of evil spirits will drive away from home.
. Dhanteras comes every year with the lot of happiness and brings new hopes in our life. The word Diwali means rows of lights which bring real light in the life of every people. It is a wonderful time for family gatherings, puja, celebration, sharing gifts and have dinner together. People in Benares purchase brass vessel as a gift for giving a gorgeous look to their dining table. Brass Kalash, Omkara Idol, Idol of Lakshmi and Ganesha, sweet hampe
Story of Dhanteras
. Once, there was a king who was ruling his kingdom very happily. After several years he was adorned with the birth of a baby boy in his house. He was said by the astrologer that his son will die 4 days after the marriage. Then the king had started preventing his son from the girls. He had hidden his son on the place where no lady was there. But once, prince met a princess while passing his way. They had decided for getting married.According to the
. Dhanteras is celebrated on the 13th day of Krishan Paksha in the Kartik month as per Hindu calendar, October November as per Gregorian calendar. Also known as Yamadeepdaan, this festival is celebrated two days before Diwali. Dhanteras marks the beginning of five day festivities of Diwali. After the Samudra Manthan between the gods and demons, Dhanvantari came out of the sea holding the pot of nectar. This is the reason Dhanteras is also called Dh
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. Those of us who know us, know that India is country that has lots of significance for the Global Grazers team. Our eldest son, Andre , was born in India. The elders (Patrice and me) spent many, many years working in India, and we moved there with Rachel when she was just over a year old. So, naturally, Diwali has become one of our favorite annual celebrations.Hindus around the world began the festival of Diwali today with Dhanteras, a day which i
Dhanteras traffic snarls choke parts of Delhi
. New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Parts of the city witnessed heavy traffic jams as revellers came out in droves to shop on the occasion of Dhanteras celebrated Friday while many others visited friends and family to exchange gifts ahead of Diwali on Sunday.Traditionally, buying gold and other precious metals like silver and even steel utensils on Dhanteras is considered to be auspicious. Hence, the capitals popular markets saw the maximum rush.Serpentine q
Bring home a Ganesha
. The collection features traditional, contemporary, tribal and modern art forms with sizes ranging from two inch miniatures to those almost four feet in height. You get to see carved Lord Ganesha idols in almost every pose Standing, leaning, sleeping, dancing, and showing his prowess with his hands, in colours like brown, red, silver and gold. The material used is varied as metal, stone, wood, ceramic, fibre, resin, silver enamel, sand and more.
Gift a Gold Coin
. If you are looking for gold coins purely for investment purposes this Dhanteras you can get it. The jeweler has introduced a wide range of gold coins in various denominations like 0.5 grams, 1 gram, 2 grams, 5 grams and 10 grams.You can also buy these coins in bulk for corporate gifts on special order. Gold coins are 99.5% BIS Hallmarked and certified.
Diya set and Puja Thali
. You can get its Diwali collection of Diya sets and Puja thalis. We all love the dazzle of diyas. Diya set is a pretty ensemble of five double walled diya inside a thali with an upturned rim. The diyas when lit are still cool to hold from the outside. The warm golden flame in the silvery steel diyas is a sight to behold. Easily washable for reuse the diya set is an ideal companion for all prayers. Pooja set from Magppie contains a round steel tray