Dhanteras or Dhanvantari Trayodashi is the first day of five days long Diwali festivities. Here are 12 Significance of Dhanteras that everybody should be aware of so that we can ward off bad things.
As 1st day of diwali is Dhanteras, it forms an integral part of Diwali celebrations. Also, Dhanteras celebration sets off the upbeat and joyous mood for Diwali. In fact this festival is eagerly awaited by everyone. There is a general wave of gaiety and joy as the divine light pervades through everybody’s life. But beyond the focus on material prosperity, Dhanteras festival also promotes the idea of spiritual abundance. It improves the human bonding among people.
What do you mean by Dhanteras ?
In the term ‘Dhanteras’ , ‘dhan’ denotes connoting wealth and ‘teras’, denotes the propitious thirteenth day, occurring at the fag end of Ashwin month.
However the thirteenth day of Ashwin month is also famous as Dhanwantari Triodasi or Dhanvantri Jayanti. Hence the birth anniversary of the God of Ayurveda. Even the culture follows with Yamadeep which is the lamp for the God of death. Therefore Yamadeep is lit outside home to ward off any untimely death of any family members.
Auspicious time to perform Lakshmi puja
Out of these 12 Significance of Dhanteras , performing Dhanvantri puja is one of them.
Also we should do Lakshmi Puja on Dhanteras or Dhantrayodashi during Pradosh Kaal which starts after sunset. Actually it lasts for 2 hours and 24 minutes approximately
We don’t advise to choose Choghadiya Muhurat to perform Dhanteras Puja as those Muhurtas are good only for travelling. The best time for Lakshmi Puja on Dhanteras is during Pradosh Kaal when Sthir Lagna prevails. Sthir means fixed i.e. not moveable. If we do Dhanteras Puja during Sthir Lagna, Lakshmiji will stay in your home; hence this time is the best for Dhanteras Pujan. However Vrishabha Lagna is considered as Sthir. Mostly it overlaps with Pradosh Kaal during Diwali festivity.
Why we worship Lord Dhanvantari during Dhanteras ?
Actually Dhanvantari is the God of Medicine and Ayurveda. He is the originator of Ayurveda . He used Ayurveda for the betterment of mankind and to free them from diseases. We worship the God of Ayurveda on the auspicious day of Dhanteras. Dhanvantari, is worshipped for his wisdom and curing acute and chronic illnesses with Ayurveda.
Ques 2. What is so special about Dhanteras?
Ans 2. Dhanteras is celebrated to pray to Goddess Laxmi for wealth and prosperity. The festival aims at cleaning, renewal and establishing auspiciousness in homes and places of work. Farmers also worship their beautifully-adorned cattle as they are their main income source.
Ques 3. What needs to be taken care of when celebrating Dhanteras?
Ans 3. Here are some do’s and don’ts that you need to take care of when celebrating Dhanteras.
Perform Laxmi Pooja with utmost devotion and sincerity.
The prayer time for this pooja, pradosh kaal, must be religiously followed.
Buy gold or silver on this day as it is considered auspicious.
Buy medicines and donate to the poor people this day is also dedicated to Lord Dhanvantari.
Avoid consuming alcohol and non-vegetarian food on this day.
Control your thoughts and speak politely.
Do not borrow money from anyone on this day.
Do not make any bill payments on this day.
Dhanteras, is dedicated to cleaning homes and purchasing small items of gold. Lakshmi is the focus of worship on that day.
Dhanteras, also known as Dhanatrayodashi, is an important festival celebrated in India. Here are some key aspects that highlight the significance and importance of Dhanteras:
Prosperity and Wealth: Dhanteras marks the beginning of the Diwali festival and is considered an auspicious day to worship Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. It is believed that purchasing new items, especially gold, silver, or utensils, on Dhanteras brings good luck and blessings of prosperity.
Financial Well-being: Dhanteras is a time when people traditionally invest in precious metals or make significant purchases. It is believed that buying something valuable on this day ensures financial stability and growth throughout the year.
Spiritual Significance: On Dhanteras, people also worship Lord Kubera, the treasurer of wealth and prosperity. By seeking the blessings of Lord Kubera and Goddess Lakshmi, individuals aim to attain spiritual and material abundance in their lives.
Cleansing and Purification: Dhanteras is associated with the ritual of cleaning and purifying homes and surroundings. It symbolizes the removal of negative energies and making way for positive vibrations and blessings. It is believed that a clean and well-decorated home attracts the blessings of deities.
Bonding and Togetherness: Dhanteras is a time for families to come together, perform rituals, exchange gifts, and share festive meals. It strengthens family bonds and fosters a sense of togetherness and unity.
Cultural Significance: Dhanteras is deeply rooted in Indian culture and traditions. It is celebrated with enthusiasm and joy across different regions of India, showcasing the rich heritage and diversity of the country.
It is believed that during the Samudra Manthan, Dhanvantri appeared with the holy ayurveda text in one hand and a pot full of elixir in the other. Hence, this day is also celebrated as National Ayurveda Day. On Dhanteras Puja, people purchase gold and silver items and deck up in new clothes. They also decorate their homes with lights and colours to welcome God Dhanvantri.
On the day of Dhantrayodashi, Goddess Lakshmi came out of the ocean during the churning of the Milky Sea. Hence, Goddess Lakshmi, along with Lord Kubera who is the God of wealth, is worshipped on the auspicious day of Trayodashi. However, Lakshmi Puja on Amavasya after two days of Dhantrayodashi is considered more significant.
History and story of Dhanteras
According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that Dhanvantri, the lord of Ayurveda, emerged during Samudra Manthan on this day. Samudra Manthan was done by all gods and goddesses to churn the oceans and the sea. It was this time when Dhanvantri appeared with the holy text of Ayurveda in one hand and a pot full of elixir in other. He is also referred to as the physician of gods and goddesses.
As per the ancient legend, Dhanteras is related to the story of a 16-year-old son of King Hima whose horoscope had predicted his death because of the snake bite on the fourth day of his marriage. On that day, his newlywed wife did not allow him to sleep and laid out all her ornaments and many gold and silver coins at the entrance of the sleeping chamber.
he narrated stories and sang songs the whole night to keep her husband awake. The next day when Yama, the God of Death arrived at the Prince’s doorstep, his eyes were dazzled by the brilliance of jewelry and lights. Yama could not enter the Chamber and rather climbed on the top of the gold coins and sat there the whole night listening to the stories and songs. He silently went away the next morning.
The young prince was saved from the clutches of death because of his new bride and the day came to be celebrated as Dhanteras. which is why Dhanteras is also called Yamadeepdaan, which means offering earthen lamps to Lord Yama.
Story of Goddess Lakshmi
A famous sage named Durvasa once cursed Lord Indra and said, “As the pride of wealth has entered your head, let Lakshmi leave you”. This curse was true and Lakshmi left him and in turn Indra became weak and the demons entered the heaven and defeated him. After some years, Indra went to Lord Brahma and all of them went to Lord Vishnu to find a way where Lord Vishnu instructed them to churn the sea of milk. Because on churning, Amrit would come out and drinking that would make the gods immortal.
The Gods and Demons both were struggling for this Samudra Manthan and Amrit-Pan. Mandara Mountain became the churning rod and Vasuki, the king of the serpents became the rope for this great work. Lord Vishnu himself took the avatar of a tortoise and lifted Mandara Mountain at his back. As the churning started, a beautiful and smiling lady came into view who was wearing a garland of Lotus, stood on a Lotus, and held a Lotus on her hand – she was none other than Goddess Lakshmi.
The sages started chanting hymns and showered holy water on her. Upon churning the sea more, Dhanvantari emerged carrying a vessel of nectar or the Amrit. Lord Vishnu then defeated the demons and gave the Amrit to the Gods. So, on this day of Dhanteras by worshipping the Tulsi and the Akashdeep, we emblematically pursue the kindness of Nature which is the definitive source of health and wealth. In addition to this “Laxmi-Puja” is performed in the evenings when diya of clay are lit to drive away the glooms of evil spirits.
Which things should one avoid buying on Dhanteras?
Sharp objects associated with Rahu or ominous signs, including knives, scissors, pins, etc. should be avoided on this auspicious day.
One should not buy any glassware items.
Do not buy things made of iron, aluminium, and plastics products on Dhanteras.
It is advised not to buy any damaged, broken, or rotten items. It is believed that such purchases may invite negative energies into the household.
Which things are lucky to purchase on Dhanteras?
You can buy utensils made of copper, brass, and silver to be filled with water or food before entering the house during Dhanteras.
Gold and silver coins as well as gold jewellery are said to bring good fortune on Dhanteras.
Metal or clay Lakshmi and Ganesh idols are considered auspicious purchases on Dhanteras.
You can also buy equipments like phone, laptop, refrigerator, microwave and other electron ..
Why do we buy gold
Dhanteras festival marks the auspicious occasion of buying silver or gold or steel utensils which in a way connotes the grace of Goddess Lakshmi on people’s lives. The new purchases are dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber, who are believed to bring fortunate tidings, immense wealth and prosperity in people’s lives. People customarily buy gold and silver coins on this day, driving market places and malls into hectic pace of activity. Buying new possessions remains at the heart of this festival, be it household products such as brass utensils, idols of Ganesh and Lakshmi, decorative items or big-ticket investments such as buying a car, organizing ‘bhoomi pujan’, inaugurating a showroom or purchasing jewellery. Giving a head start to any new venture on this day is considered especially lucky
On Dhanteras, homes are cleaned for preparation of Diwali. They are thoroughly cleaned and whitewashed and Lord Dhanvantari is worshipped in the evening. The main entrance on Dhanteras is decorated with colorful lanterns to welcome the Goddess of wealth.
The names and events of the individual days of Diwali are as follows:
The first day, known as Dhanteras, The second day, called Naraka Chaturdashi or Choti Diwali, commemorates Krishna’s destruction of Narakasura; prayers are also offered for the souls of ancestors. On the third day, Lakshmi Puja, families seek blessings from Lakshmi to ensure their prosperity; light diyas, candles, and fireworks; and visit temples. It is the main day of the Diwali festival. The fourth day, known as Goverdhan Puja, Balipratipada, or Annakut, commemorating Krishna’s defeat of Indra, the king of the gods, is also the first day of Karttika and the start of the new year in the Vikrama (Hindu) calendar. Merchants perform religious ceremonies and open new account books. The fifth day, called Bhai Dooj, Bhai Tika, or Bhai Bij, celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. On that day sisters pray for the success and well-being of their brothers.
Reason of celebration
Diwali, also spelled Divali, one of the major religious festivals in Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism, lasting for five days from the 13th day of the dark half of the lunar month Ashvina to the second day of the light half of the lunar month Karttika. (The corresponding dates in the Gregorian calendar usually fall in late October and November.) The name is derived from the Sanskrit term dipavali, meaning “row of lights.” The festival generally symbolizes the victory of light over darkness.
Observances of Diwali differ depending on region and tradition. Among Hindus the most widespread custom is the lighting of diyas (small earthenware lamps filled with oil) on the night of the new moon to invite the presence of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. In Bengal the goddess Kali is worshipped. Furthermore In North India the festival also celebrates the royal homecoming of Rama (along with Sita, Lakshmana, and Hanuman) to the city of Ayodhya after defeating Ravana, the 10-headed king of the demons, thus connecting the festival with the holiday of Dussehra. In South India the festival marks Krishna’s defeat of the demon Narakasura. Some celebrate Diwali as a commemoration of the marriage of Lakshmi and Vishnu, while others observe it as the birthday of Lakshmi.
May Maa Lakshmi shower her precious blessings upon you and your family. This Dhanteras, I hope for your happiness and prosperity. Shubh Dhantrayodashi!
May the light of Diyas bring the brightness of prosperity and joy into your life. Wishing you and your family a Happy Dhanteras and a sparkling Diwali.
I wish you health, wealth and peace on this fortunate day of Dhanteras. Shubh Dhanteras.
May this Dhanteras bring you prosperity and wealth. May your health and wealth multiply 13 folds. Happy Dhanteras.
May Dhan Kuber Maharaj always keep showering you with his blessings. May we all lead a healthy and wealthy life. Shubh Dhantrayodashi.
Mite Agyaan Ka Andhkaar, Chaaro or Gyaan ki barsat ho. Hothon Pe Hasi, Dilo Mein Khusiyaan Aur Ghar Mein Maa Lakshmi Ka Vaas ho. Aasha hai aapka yah Dhanteras, kuch is kadar khaas ho.
May the Goddess of wealth shower her blessings on you, enriching your life with prosperity and happiness. Shubh Dhanteras!
May your life be full of happiness, good health and harmony with enough wealth to give you all comforts. Shubh Dhanteras!
Clean your home, draw colourful rangolis and light up earthen diyas in anticipation of Goddess Lakshmi
Let us buy some gold and silver as the tradition and celebrate this special day…. Happy Dhanteras to you.
Quotes on Dhanteras
“May the divine blessings of Goddess Lakshmi bring prosperity and abundance into your life. Wishing you a joyous and blessed Dhanteras!”
“On the auspicious day of Dhanteras, may your home be filled with happiness, wealth, and good fortune. Happy Dhanteras!”
“As the lamps of joy and prosperity illuminate your life, may you find endless reasons to celebrate and be grateful. Happy Dhanteras!”
“May the light of Diyas on Dhanteras bring success, happiness, and fulfillment in all your endeavors. Have a sparkling Dhanteras!”
“On this Dhanteras, may the glow of your inner divine self light up the path of success and lead you towards prosperity. Happy Dhanteras!”
“Wishing you a Dhanteras filled with blessings, good vibes, and the joy of being surrounded by loved ones. Happy Dhanteras!”
“May the celebrations of Dhanteras fill your life with happiness, peace, and contentment. Have a blessed and prosperous Dhanteras!”
“As you embark on a new journey of wealth and success, may Dhanteras be the auspicious beginning that paves the way for a bright future. Happy Dhanteras!”
“On the occasion of Dhanteras, may you be blessed with abundant fortune, good health, and a heart filled with gratitude. Happy Dhanteras!”
“May the divine blessings of Lord Kubera and Goddess Lakshmi bring immense prosperity and blessings into your life. Wishing you a joyous Dhanteras!”
Quotes on celebration of wealth
“May the divine light of Dhanteras remove the darkness of ignorance and bring forth wisdom, peace, and prosperity in your life. Happy Dhanteras!”
“Dhanteras is a reminder to embrace the blessings of abundance and appreciate the wealth that surrounds us. May your life be filled with richness and contentment. Happy Dhanteras!”
“As you light the Diyas on Dhanteras, may they illuminate your path with positivity, success, and good fortune. Have a sparkling and prosperous Dhanteras!”
“May the glow of the Dhanteras Diyas fill your heart and home with happiness, harmony, and positivity. Wishing you a blessed and joyful Dhanteras!”
“On this auspicious occasion of Dhanteras, may your life be adorned with the colors of joy, prosperity, and success. Happy Dhanteras!”
“May the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi shower upon you on Dhanteras and fill your life with abundance, prosperity, and good health. Happy Dhanteras!”
“As you welcome Goddess Lakshmi into your home on Dhanteras, may she bless you with immense wealth, fortune, and a life filled with love and happiness. Happy Dhanteras!”
“Dhanteras is a day to celebrate the wealth of relationships, the richness of love, and the abundance of blessings in our lives. Wishing you a joyous and blessed Dhanteras!”
“On this auspicious day of Dhanteras, may you find new opportunities, experience success in all your endeavors, and be blessed with prosperity beyond measure. Happy Dhanteras!”
Positivity Quotes on Dhanteras
“On the auspicious day of Dhanteras, may your life shine brighter than gold, and may you be blessed with eternal happiness and prosperity. Happy Dhanteras!”
“As the divine Diyas are lit on Dhanteras, may they bring enlightenment, positivity, and fulfillment into your life. Wishing you a blessed and prosperous Dhanteras!”
“May the festival of Dhanteras illuminate your path towards success, fill your life with endless opportunities, and bless you with abundance in every aspect. Happy Dhanteras!”
“Dhanteras is a reminder that true wealth lies not just in material possessions but also in the richness of love, relationships, and inner peace. Happy Dhanteras!”
“May the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kubera bring prosperity, good fortune, and wealth into your life. Wishing you a blessed and joyful Dhanteras!”
“As you celebrate Dhanteras with joy and enthusiasm, may you be blessed with good health, happiness, and a life filled with fulfillment. Happy Dhanteras!”
“On this auspicious occasion of Dhanteras, may you be surrounded by positive energy, love, and blessings. May your life be a reflection of joy, peace, and prosperity. Happy Dhanteras!”
“As the sacred chants resonate and the lamps glow on Dhanteras, may the divine blessings fill your heart with love, your mind with wisdom, and your life with abundance. Happy Dhanteras!”
“Dhanteras is a day to express gratitude for all the blessings in our lives and to seek the blessings of prosperity for the year ahead. Wishing you a blessed and prosperous Dhanteras!”
“May the light of Dhanteras dispel the darkness of negativity and bring forth a new dawn of positivity, success, and happiness in your life. Happy Dhanteras!”
Quotes on essence of Dhanteras
“On this auspicious day of Dhanteras, may your life be filled with the divine blessings of Goddess Lakshmi and may you attain eternal happiness and success. Happy Dhanteras!”
“May the festival of Dhanteras bring new beginnings, prosperity, and good fortune in your life. May you be blessed with abundant wealth and happiness. Happy Dhanteras!”
“As you light the Diyas and offer your prayers on Dhanteras, may your home be filled with love, peace, and harmony. Wishing you a blessed and joyous Dhanteras!”
“May the radiance of Dhanteras fill your life with positivity, success, and endless possibilities. May you shine bright like the Diyas and spread happiness all around. Happy Dhanteras!”
“On this auspicious day of Dhanteras, may you find inner strength and courage to overcome obstacles, and may your life be filled with prosperity and fulfillment. Happy Dhanteras!”
“May the divine blessings of Goddess Lakshmi shower upon you on Dhanteras and fill your life with abundance, happiness, and good health. Happy Dhanteras!”
“As you embark on the journey of Dhanteras, may you be blessed with wealth, prosperity, and success in all your endeavors. Wishing you a prosperous and delightful Dhanteras!”
“May the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras bring immense joy, peace, and prosperity to your life. May you be blessed with good fortune and success. Happy Dhanteras!”
“Dhanteras is a time to reflect upon the blessings in our lives and express gratitude for the abundance that surrounds us. Wishing you a blessed and blissful Dhanteras!”
“May the divine light of Dhanteras remove the darkness of ignorance and negativity from your life. May you be blessed with wisdom, happiness, and prosperity. Happy Dhanteras!”
Quotes on warm wishes and blessing of Dhanteras
“May the shimmering lights of Dhanteras brighten your life with hope, happiness, and harmony. Wishing you a prosperous and blessed Dhanteras!”
“Dhanteras is a reminder to embrace the blessings of wealth and prosperity with a humble heart and use them for the betterment of society. Happy Dhanteras!”
“As you welcome Goddess Lakshmi into your home on Dhanteras, may she bless you with good fortune, abundance, and success in all your endeavors. Happy Dhanteras!”
“May the divine energy of Dhanteras fill your life with positivity, courage, and determination. May you achieve all your goals and aspirations. Happy Dhanteras!”
“On this auspicious occasion of Dhanteras, may your life be adorned with the colors of happiness, success, and prosperity. Wishing you a joyful and blessed Dhanteras!”
“As you light the Diyas and perform the rituals on Dhanteras, may you be filled with peace, harmony, and spiritual enlightenment. Happy Dhanteras!”
“May the auspicious day of Dhanteras mark the beginning of a prosperous and fulfilling journey in your life. Wishing you a blessed and joyful Dhanteras!”
“Dhanteras is a time to rejoice and celebrate the blessings of wealth, health, and happiness. May you be blessed abundantly on this auspicious day. Happy Dhanteras!”
“On this special day of Dhanteras, may you be showered with the choicest blessings of Goddess Lakshmi and experience immense prosperity in all aspects of life. Happy Dhanteras!”
“May the celebrations of Dhanteras ignite your life with joy, love, and positivity. May you be blessed with endless opportunities and success. Happy Dhanteras!”
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