Diwali is just around the corner and the festival of Diwali brings a range of festivals with it. During Diwali the whole country is decorated with lights and earthen lamps.Here you all need to know about Dhanteras Pooja.
Dhanteras Pooja: Importance, Date & Significance
Diwali brings the festival of Dhanteras pooja which is celebrated ahead of Diwali. The meaning of the word Dhanteras is derived from the Dhan which means wealth and Teras means thirteenth day of the dark fortnight of Kartik and the beginning of Diwali. On this day, Hindus put diyas on the outside of their homes and light up their house with diyas and lights. Hindus purchase new utensils for their Kitchen on this day. In the evening, families come together and pray to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi.
As per the trends, on this day, Goddess Lakshmi came out of the “samudra manthan” and this is the reason why this day is celebrated. Hindu devotees worship Lord Kubera, who is also known to be the God of wealth. It is said that buying gold, silver, utensils and other similar things on this day brings happiness and goodluck.
On this auspicious day of Dhanteras, people perform and offer prayers to Dhanteras Kuber. It is said that buying gold, silver, and other metals as well as conducting Dhanteras Puja will help in retaining and increasing the wealth in family.
People believed that there are many legends associated with the ritual of buying gold items on Dhanteras. Also said that Yamraj took the incarnation of a snake and came to the King Hima’s son. His daughter-in-law put a heap of gold jewellery, silver coins and diyas in the room. This blinded Yamraj’s eyes and he returned without the King’s son. Thus, it is believed that buying gold and silver.
Dhanteras Festival Date 2019: October 25
Happy Dhanteras Date 2020: November 13
Festival Dhanteras Date 2021: November 2
Dhanteras is a festival that marks the beginning of the festivities during Diwali, as it falls on the second day from Dhanteras (wiki). Dhanteras, or Dhana Trayodashi, is a festival on which Indians buy gold and silver and other utensils.
The deities which are worshipped on this auspicious festival are Dhanvantari, who is considered as the originator of Ayurveda and the teacher God of all the physicians and Lord Kubera and Goddess Lakshmi and the other deities of wealth.
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It is very important to be noted that although the festival is celebrated by buying of precious metals and it’s jewellery, Dhanvantari.