Significance of Dhanteras

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Significance of Dhanteras

We all know that Diwali is a five-day festival. The first day of this five-day festival is called Dhanteras. It’s considered one of the auspicious days of Diwali. Image source: 4.bp.blogspot.com

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Significance of Dhanteras

The word Dhan means wealth, while Teras means the 13th day according to the Hindu calendar in the month of Ashwin. Image source: 2.bp.blogspot.com

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Significance of Dhanteras

People buy gold, silver and new utensils on the day of Dhanteras. Image source: static.dnaindia.com

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On this day, Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped for wealth and prosperity. The houses are decorated with colourful lights and rangoli to welcome the goddess. Image source: rudraksha-ratna.com

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Significance of Dhanteras

It’s also believed that the 16-old-year son of King Hima was supposed to be killed on the fourth day of his marriage. His wife knew about it, and thus on the fourth day, she didn’t let him sleep. She put all her jewellery at the entrance. The lord of death Yama came disguised as a serpent and was blinded by the glare of the ornaments. The serpent couldn’t do anything and left in the morning. Thus, the prince was saved by his wife in a clever manner. Since that day, Dhanteras is celebrated. Image source: happydhanterasimages.in

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In rural areas, cattle is worshipped by farmers. In many parts of the country, cows are worshipped on the day of Dhanteras, as they’re considered the incarnation of goddess Lakshmi. Image source: mahaveergoshala.in

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