By: Future Point | 12-Oct-2019Views : 1922
Dhanteras, also known as Dhanvantri Jayanti, is the first day of the five days long Diwali festivities. It is believed that on the day of Dhanteras, Goddess Lakshmi came out of the ocean during the churning of the Milky Sea. Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on this day along with Lord Kubera, who is the god of wealth. Dhanteras as a word, “Dhana” means money, and “Teras” means 13, as it is celebrated on the 13th day of the Kartik month and holds the importance of bringing wealth & affluence in the life of the devotee.
As per ancient scriptures, Lord Dhanvantri is considered as the originator of Ayurveda and the physician. On this day, Lord Kuber & Goddess Lakshmi are worshiped for good wealth and well being of the entire family.
Dhanteras 2019 Date is the 25th of October.
How to Celebrate Dhanteras
Dhanteras is celebrated with immense enthusiasm all over the country. It is celebrated with zeal by all the sections of the society, regardless of their caste and religion. The importance of Dhanteras can be judged by the fact that every household somehow or the other prays to god for abundance. On this day, it is considered that the purchasing Jewelry or gold and silver or utensils are extremely auspicious. It is said that by purchasing these items on the day of Dhanteras, a person is bringing Goddess Lakshmi’s grace home. It is also believed that if any metal is purchased on the day of Dhanteras, it will enhance one’s good luck.
On Dhanteras, people buy new clothes, clean their homes, offices, and decorate them with Lamps, lanterns, rangoli, Deepak, and footprints of Goddess Lakshmi. The Individual performed “Dhanteras Pooja” in the evening in which lamps are lighted in order to ward off the negative energies and evil spirits from a person’s home and office.
This Pooja is followed by the singing of “Bhajans” and other devotional songs and hymns for Goddess Lakshmi. In villages, people often worship their cattle on this day, as they are the prominent source of their income along with their land.
The best time to worship God on the Dhanteras day or Dhanteras 2019 Muhurat is 7:08 PM to 8:13 PM.
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The Legend of Dhanteras
It is believed that on Dhanteras, oceans were churned for “Amrit” or nectar, and goddess Laksmi came out of that milk of ocean, carrying the pot of elixir.
The legend of Dhanteras Puja is related to King Hima's 16-year-old son. According to his horoscope, his death was predicted by a snake bite on the fourth day of his marriage. On that day, her wife laid out all her sparkling jewelry, gold, and silver coins and other ornaments in the form of the heap at the entrance door of the place where they slept. She also lit up her room with earthen lamps or “Diyas” to prevent her husband from sleeping. She also sang songs and narrated stories to her husband to keep him awake all night, so that he can avoid the snake bite. When “Yama” arrived in the form of a snake at the entrance, he was dazzled by the lights and sparkle of the ornaments placed at the doorstep and went back the next morning after listening to the songs and stories. The Prince’s life was saved by her wife and that is why this day is celebrated as Dhanteras
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Significance of Dhanteras Pooja during Diwali
Dhanteras is regarded as one of the most auspicious days in Hindu Calendar and it is often referred to as the festival of wealth. Wealth has become the most important factor in anyone’s life. It is required to perform simple activities. This is the major reason why the role of money and wealth is increasing in our lives, day by day. On this day, many auspicious things, such as gold, silver, and other precious ornaments are brought home as a symbol of bringing Lakshmi home. Goddess Dhanvantri is also worshipped on this day in order to maintain a long and healthy life.
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Dhanteras Puja Vidhi
The best gift that any person has is his good health and prosperity. The festival of Dhanteras enhances health, well being, and abundance in your life. As the name suggests, Dhanteras is celebrated to enjoy a long life, full of success, wealth, and luxury. A healthy body is a prerequisite to a healthy mind that flourishes despite numerous complications.
- On the day of Dhanters, Dhanvantri must be worshipped with Shodashopchara. It is a ritual that consists of 16 different procedures of worshipping. This includes all of the Aasan, Padya, Arghya, Aachaman (scented drinking water), bathe, clothing, jewelry, scents (saffron and sandalwood), flowers, dhoop, deep, Naivaidya, Aachman (pure water), betel leaf containing the offerings, Aarti, and parikrama.
- On the day of Dhanteras, the most traditional ritual is to buy silver and gold utensils. It is often said that these utensils play up a major role in welcoming the riches and wealth in your house.
- On this day, Lights and lamps must be lighted on the entrance door of the house, as it marks the upcoming event Diwali.
- On this day, lamps are proffered in front of Lord Yamraj, which will put an end to the threat and phobia that is surrounding the Lord of the death.
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