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Celebrate Dhanteras 2023 with prosperity and joy

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Celebrate Dhanteras

 

Dhanteras, also known as Dhantrayodashi, is an auspicious holiday that celebrates prosperity and fortune. The Diwali festival begins with this festival. Dhanteras is also known as Dhanvantari Trayodashi, with “Dhana” meaning riches or money and “Teras” meaning thirteen, as it is observed on the thirteenth day of the Kartik month according to the Hindu calendar. Dhanteras 2023 will take place on November 10th, 2023. Check the Dhanteras 2023 date, Puja muhurat, significance, history, festivals, rituals, prominent sites, traditions, wishes, and What to Buy.

What is Dhanteras?

Dhanteras is celebrated on the first day of Diwali, a five-day holiday. This day is honored as a day of prosperity. Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber are worshiped with the Dhanteras mantra for wealth, according to tradition.

When is Dhanteras 2023?

Dhanteras 2023

The date of Dhanteras 2023 is November 10, 2023. It happens on the thirteenth day of the Hindu month of Kartika.

Dhanteras’ History

There are numerous legends surrounding the Dhanteras Puja holiday. Popular stories include:

The Dhanvantari Story

Lord Dhanvantari is regarded as the Ayurvedic Father. He is the divine physician and the deity of health and medicine. Lord Dhanvantari originally emerged during the great Samundra Manthan (ocean churning), carrying the elixir of life. The elixir offered by Lord Dhanvantari was shared by all the gods.

The Story of Goddess Lakshmi

lakshmi goddessGoddess Lakshmi once insisted on accompanying Lord Vishnu on one of his earthly visits, according to mythology. Lord Vishnu accepted, but only on the condition that she not be smitten by earthly desires and not look south. Lord Vishnu’s condition was accepted by Goddess Lakshmi.

During their stay to Earth, however, Goddess Lakshmi was persuaded to glance in the south direction. When she couldn’t resist her desire any longer, she began heading south, where she was mesmerized by the beauty of the earth. When Lord Vishnu discovered that Goddess Lakshmi had breached her promise, he became enraged and ordered her to serve a poor farmer in his field for a period of twelve years.

With the entrance of Goddess Lakshmi, the poor farmer became prosperous and wealthy overnight. When Lord Vishnu returned to earth as an ordinary man after twelve years to reclaim Goddess Lakshmi, the farmer refused to release Goddess Lakshmi from his servitude.

When Lord Vishnu’s attempts failed, Goddess Lakshmi disclosed her actual identity to the farmer and told him that she couldn’t stay on earth any longer and needed to return to heaven. Goddess Lakshmi told the farmer that she would pay him a visit every year on Trayodashi, the night before Diwali. Every year, the farmer began preparing to welcome Goddess Lakshmi on Triyodashi, the day before Diwali. Year after year, the farmer becomes more successful and wealthy.

The story of Yama

Dhanteras 2023

Legend has it that there was a young King named Hima. His horoscope predicted that he would die from a snake bite on the fourth day of his marriage. On the fourth night after their marriage, his wife kept King Hima awake and refused to let him sleep. She piled the gold and silver coins in her bedroom’s passageway and turned on every light in the house. She began reciting stories and singing songs. When Yamaraj, the god of death, appeared in the shape of a serpent, his eyes were blinded by the brightness of the light and he was unable to enter the King’s room.

So he climbed the mound of coins and spent the entire night listening to the wonderful sounds. Lord Yama had no alternative but to leave when the night gave way to dawn, and King Hima’s life was saved by his faithful wife. This Dhanteras became known as the “YAMADEEPDAAN” day from then on, and the lights remained lit throughout the night.

Why is Dhanteras so close to Diwali and Bhai Dooj?

According to the Hindu calendar, Dhanteras is celebrated in the month of Kartika. According to folklore, Goddess Lakshmi comes to earth in the month of Kartika, hence Dhanteras is celebrated during that month to bring wealth and prosperity. Diwali and Bhai Dooj are also observed in Kartika for the same reasons as Dhanteras.

The Importance of Dhanteras

Importance of Dhanteras

Dhanteras is a festival of prosperity and fortune. On this day, followers seek the blessings of Lord Dhanvantri (Father of Ayurveda) and Goddess Lakshmi (symbol of prosperity and wealth) for a healthy and happy life.

On this day, people clean their homes because it is believed that Goddess Lakshmi enters only spotless homes. On this day, people pray to the Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Kuber, and Lord Dhanvantri for wealth, health, and happiness.

Dhanteras 2023 Celebrations

Dhanteras 2023 Celebrations

Dhanteras is observed on the first day of Diwali, a five-day festival. People believe it gives them good fortune and money. On this day, people follow the Dhanteras Puja Vidhi and worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber in order to live a prosperous life. Making Dhanteras rangoli, wearing new outfits, and greeting one other with Happy Dhanteras are all part of the festivities.

Dhanteras 2023: Rituals and Traditions

Dhanteras 2023

People celebrate Dhanteras with tremendous enthusiasm since its meaning is to bring prosperity and fortune into life. Some well-known traditions and ceremonies include:

Worshiping Lord Kuber, Goddess Lakshmi, and Gaumata (cows) is considered extremely sacred if done during Dhanteras Puja.

People worship their workplaces, while businesses and farmers worship their animals.

In the evening, people burned a diya called ‘Yamadeep’ in honor of Yamaraj, the deity of death.

Cleaning houses, constructing Dhanteras rangolis, and wearing new garments are some of the festival’s common customs.

What should you buy on Dhanteras 2023?

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Dhanteras is the festival of new purchases. Some of the things considered auspicious include:

The month of Dhanteras is regarded as highly favorable for purchasing gold and silver. The purchase of copper, steel, and brass utensils is also recognized on this day.

On this day, purchasing new technological devices like laptops, phones, televisions, refrigerators, and so on is also considered lucky.

On Dhanteras, people often buy brooms to honor Goddess Lakshmi.

Popular Gold and Silver Purchase Locations on Dhanteras 2023

Ahmedabad: When it comes to gold shopping, Ahmedabad has a lot to offer. There are numerous options available, such as lightweight jewelry, diamond showrooms, and ethnic gold collections.

2. Bombay: Zaveri Bazaar is a jewelry store in Mumbai. There are also large outlets by some of India’s most prominent jewelry brands.

3. Delhi: The gold and silver markets in Old Delhi are famed for their unique designs and variety. There are numerous branded and local stores that cater to all tastes. On Dhanteras, people flock to the markets to buy traditional jewelry.

 

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