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Dhanteras Marks the Beginning of 5-day Diwali

Dhanteras Marks the Beginning of 5-day Diwali

Dhanteras is also known as Dhanvantari Jayanti or Dhan Trayodashi. The 5-day long Diwali festival begins from the day of Dhanteras. The festival of Dhanteras is celebrated on the Trayodashi of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month. Lord Dhanvantari appeared on this day. It is believed that Lord Dhanvantari is an incarnation of Vishnu. That is why on this day Lord Dhanvantari, Maa Lakshmi is worshipped. Also, there is a law to worship Dhan Kuber. On this day, a lamp named Yama is also lit outside the house in the south direction. So that there is no fear of premature death.

  • Dhanteras Worship Method
  • On the day of Dhanteras, after cleaning the house and taking bath in the morning, wear clean clothes.
  • After this, worship the deity Dhanvantari Dev with the method of Shodashopachar. Also, worship Mata Lakshmi.
  • After this, do the aarti of Lord Dhanvantari and Mother Lakshmi and distribute the prasad among all.
  • Do not forget to light diyas at the main entrance of the house in the evening.

Dhanteras Significance
According to the legend, the Devas and Asuras churned the ocean to get nectar. During this ocean churning, the god of wealth Dhanvantari and mother Lakshmi appeared from the ocean of milk on the day of Dhantrayodashi. Lord Dhanvantari is known as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Lord Dhanvantari is also known as the god of medicine and medicine. Not only this, he is also the physician of the gods. He is depicted as an affiliation of Lord Vishnu, Adi Narayana. Lord Dhanvantari resides in the ocean, he is holding a conch shell and a chakra on a lotus. Amrita and the leech are his symbols. It is believed that by worshiping Lord Dhanvantari on this day, there is no shortage of money throughout the year. Also, Maa Lakshmi is pleased and keeps blessings on you.

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