Why Dhanteras is celebrated during Diwali?
The festival Dhanteras is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervour all over India. On this special occasion, people worship the Goddess of Wealth and God of death, Lord Yama in order to get blessings in the form of good fortune, success and prosperity. It is the first day celebration of the 5 days long Diwali festival celebrations. Dhanteras falls in the Kartik month (Oct-Nov) on the 13th day of the Krishna paksha (the dark fortnight). It is also known as Dhanvantari Triodasi, celebrated on the propitious 13th lunar day of the Krishna paksha of the Kartik month. According to the Hindu calendar, the Kartik month falls between the month of Oct and Nov.
Traditions and Customs of Dhanteras
Dhanteras or Dhantrayodashi is a great Hindu festival as we purchase gold or silver coins, jewelry, utensils, brass and other new things. It is believed that bringing new things on Dhanteras or Dhantrayodashi is a sign of good luck. Lakshmi Puja is also held in the evening of the day with the small Diyas of clay, Bhajan, and devotional songs to worship Goddess Lakshmi is also performed every year with great zeal. The light of Deeps or Diyas denotes that the shadow of evil spirits completely drives away from the house.
In this special event, business premises and home are renovated and decorated. Entrances are made colorful with lights and traditional motifs of Rangoli designs to welcome Maa Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity. To indicate her long-awaited arrival, footprints (Laxmi Charan Paduka) are drawn at the entrance of the houses. Lamps and Diyas are kept burning all through the night.
Significance of Dhanteras
Puja of the Goddess Lakshmi and Ganesh is performed in the evening, according to auspicious timings (Shubh Muhurta). The seven cereals are worshipped on this special event, including barely, urad, wheat, gram, masor and moong. Lord Dhanvantari is also worshipped on the occasion of Dhanteras or Dhanvantari Trayodashi. Lord Dhanvantari is considered to be the originator of Ayurveda and the teacher of all physicians.
People consider themselves fortunate by bringing new gifts, utensils, coins, jewellery and other things at home on Dhanteras Festival. Buying Parad products and installing Parad idols like Parad Shivling, Parad Laxmi, Parad Ganesha, Parad Shiv Parivar, Parad Kuber, Parad Meru Shri Yantra, etc are also considered auspicious on this special festival. It brings a lot happiness, fortune, wealth, prosperity, wisdom, knowledge, luck and good destiny for all. For More Information Visite Here:- https://astrodevam.com/festivals-of-india-dhan-teras-dhantrayodashi.html