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What is Dhanteras and why is it celebrated?
Dhanteras, basically, is a Hindu festival celebrated across the country and also among Hindus living outside India.
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Dhanteras is recognised as the special day that marks the beginning of 5-day celebrations of India’s one of the greatest known festival ‘Deepawali’. It occurs in the month of October/November.
People worships for Lord Yamraj, a well known personality as ‘God of Death’ on this great day. Also, lamps are lightened up to pray Yamraj for keeping all of us protected and giving us prosperity.
Dhanteras, which falls on the auspicious thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Ashwin, marks the beginning of the Diwali festivities. Dhanteras is also known as “Dhantrayodashi” or “Dhanwantari Triodasi”. Goddess Lakshmi is the main diety who is worshipped on this day to provide prosperity and well being. Dhanteras holds special significance for the business community, due to customary purchases of precious metals on this day. People indulge in purchasing gold and utensils, as purchasing them, on Dhanteras, is believed to bring in good luck and prosperity. SMS.