Dhanteras – 13 November 2020

The celebration of Dhanteras marks the primary day of the great festivals for Diwali. This auspicious day is celebrated on the thirteenth day of the Krishna Paksh, which is the Kartik month, as indicated by the Hindu Lunar schedule. ‘Dhan’ signifies cash/riches and ‘Teras’ means the thirteenth day.

Devotees (Aficionados) worship Lord Dhanvantari called the God of Ayurveda. It is accepted that Lord Dhanvantari assisted mankind by bestowing the intelligence of Ayurveda, with helping free it of the ghastly/horrible diseases. Ayurveda, has been around for a considerable length of time, and still is being utilized to fix ailments the whole way across the world! What’s more, this is the reason, The Indian Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy, first reported the celebration of Dhanteras, as the “National Ayurveda Day” on 28th October, 2016.

How to Celebrate Dhanteras?

We worship the Goddess of wealth, Goddess Lakshmi on Dhanteras. Families get ready for the appearance of the Goddess by rising early and cleaning the house. This likewise starts the groundwork for the coming celebration of Diwali. Subsequent to cleaning the house, individuals prepare and wear new garments. It is a typical custom to buy significant things like decorations, gemstones, and any family apparatus, which is made of metal upon the arrival of Dhanteras. It is accepted to represent ‘getting Lakshmi’, which means riches and flourishing, into one’s home. This thusly will acquire favorable luck for the family in the coming year. Numerous individuals sit tight for the whole year for this favorable day, so as to buy vehicles and costly hardware.

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At night, all person from the family, get together and go to Lord Ganesha, alongside Goddess Lakshmi.

The day after the festivals of Dhanteras, is called Naraka Chaturdashi. In Sanskrit, Naraka implies damnation and Chaturdashi implies fourteenth day. The day is otherwise called ‘Yamadeepdaan’, when the female individuals from the house light earthen lights (diyas) which are then continued consuming for the duration of the night. This custom is done to extol the God of Death, Yama. Since this day is directly before the celebration of Diwali, it is additionally called Chhoti Diwali. Kundali Expert (Astrologer KM Sinha) wishes all YouTube Subscribers, Social Media Followers and this blog readers prosperous Dhanteras!

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