Celebration of dhanteras
. Dhanteras is an important part of Diwali celebrations. Dhanteras marks the first day of Diwali celebrations. Dhanteras is also called Dhanvantari Trayodashi. It falls on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Kartik (October November). The word Dhan signifies money or wealth. On the day of Dhanteras, people worship the Goddess of Wealth (Goddess Lakshmi). Since Dhanteras is associated with the worship of Goddess Lakshmi, it is a very important celebration in the homes of the mercantile community. In India, houses and market places wear a festive look on the day of Dhanteras and market places are abuzz with people all around.
What is Dhanteras
. Dhanteras indicates the beginning of Diwali celebrations. It is on this day on which people purchase precious metals with a belief that they will bring prosperity. Dhanteras is also known as Dhantryaodashi or Dhanwantri Triodasi.
What does Dhanteras mean
. According to the lunar calendar, Dhanteras falls on the thirteenth day of the Ashwin (October November) month. The word Dhanteras comes from the Sanskrit word Dhan which means wealth and Teras which means thirteen.
What is the significance of Dhanteras
. This day is devoted to worship Goddess Lakshmi, who is the Goddess of wealth according to Hindu mythology. People purchase gold, silver and other utensils on this day to welcome prosperity in their houses. They also purchase crackers, candles, diyas, lamps and most importantly clay idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi to perform Lakshmi Pooja. A girl born on this auspicious day is said to be very lucky, as it indicates the arrival of goddess Lakshmi into the house.
Why is Dhanteras celebrated
. Dhanteras is mainly celebrated to get the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi. Everyone tries to make Goddess Lakshmi happy and for the same reason they also perform Lakshmi Pooja. People believe that it is very important for everyone to perform all the rituals correctly else Goddess Lakshmi wouldnt be coming to their respective houses and indeed there would not be any prosperity. The Hindu community celebrates Dhanteras festival very religiously.
How to celebrate Dhanteras festival of wealth
. On Dhanteras, Lakshmi the Goddess of wealth is worshiped to provide prosperity and well being. It is also the day for celebrating wealth, as the word Dhan literally means wealth and Tera comes from the date 13th.In the evening, the lamp is lit and Dhan Lakshmi is welcomed into the house. Alpana or Rangoli designs are drawn on pathways including the goddess footprints to mark the arrival of Lakshmi. Aartis or devotional hymns are sung eulogizing Goddess Lakshmi and sweets and fruits are offered to her.Hindus also worship Lord Kuber as the treasurer of wealth and bestower of riches, along with Goddess Lakshmi on Dhanteras. This custom of worshiping Lakshmi and Kuber together is in prospect of doubling the benefits of such prayers.People flock to the jewelers and buy gold or silver jewelry or utensils to venerate the occasion of Dhanteras. Many wear new clothes and wear jewelry as they light the first lamp of Diwali while some engage in a game of gambling.
What is the story behind celebration of Dhanteras
. While the preparations of Diwali celebrations are on their full swing, Dhanteras adds on a new dimension to it. There is a very interesting story that backs this Hindu festival. The son of King Hema was intended to die on the fourth day of his marriage. The king and queen wanted their son to enjoy all goodness of life and therefore they got him married. The fourth day of his marriage was the disgraceful day.On the fourth day, his wife did not let him sleep and placed lots of gold & silver coins around him and the gate was blocked with these coins. Moreover big lamps were lightened all around the palace. She kept telling her husband various stories and sung songs so as to keep him awakened. As Yama, the God of death came, in the guise of a serpent he could not enter the room of the Prince as his eyes were stupefied by the flash of gold and silver. Leaving the coins aside, he then got lost in the songs sung by the princess and the way the entire palace was decorated. The next morning Yama had to turn back to his world. In this way the girl saved her husbands life.Because of the above told story, this day is also called Yamadeepdaan. Lamps are kept burning throughout the night in the honor of Yama. Another amazing legendary story associated with Dhanteras is that of Samudra Manthan. When Lord Indra along with a team of demons churned the sea to nullify the curse of Sage Durvasa, Goddess Lakshmi emerged from the sea with Necter (Amrit).Dhanteras is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm which makes bonds of love and relationships stronger. Along with the Lakshmi Pooja, children add fun to the day by bursting colourful crackers and rockets. Dhanteras is a very fortunate day and people start all the new activities on this day. People love celebrating Diwali & Dhanteras and Dhanteras creates a cheerful and positive atmosphere all over the country.
Legend behind the Dhanteras and Naraka Chaturdashi
. An ancient legend ascribes the occasion to an interesting story about the 16 year old son of King Hima. His horoscope predicted his death by snake bite on the fourth day of his marriage. On that particular day, his newly wed wife did not allow him to sleep. She laid out all her ornaments and lots of gold and silver coins in a heap at the entrance of the sleeping chamber and lit lamps all over the place. Then she narrated stories and sang songs to keep her husband from falling asleep.The next day, when Yama, the god of Death, arrived at the prince s doorstep in the guise of a Serpent, his eyes were dazzled and blinded by the brilliance of the lamps and the jewelry. Yam could not enter the Princes chamber, so he climbed on top of the heap of gold coins and sat there the entire night listening to the stories and songs. In the morning, he silently went away.
The Myth of Dhanavantri
. Another legend says, in the cosmic battle between the gods and the demons when both churned the ocean for amrit or divine nectar, Dhanavantri the physician of the gods and an incarnation of Vishnu emerged carrying a pot of the elixir. So, according to this mythological tale, the word Dhanteras comes from the name Dhanavantri, the divine doctor.
Rituals and Celebrations of Dhanteras
. As Dhanteras is associated with the worship of Goddess Lakshmi, people draw small footprints with rice flour and vermilion powder throughout the house right from the entrance (indicating the arrival of Goddess Lakshmi). As Dhantrayodashi or Dhanteras is considered very auspicious, people shop for gold, silver and some utensils. To celebrate the auspicious arrival of Goddess Lakshmi, the homes of people are illuminated by oil lamps, which are lit throughout the night. Lakshmi Puja is also an important part of the Dhanteras celebrations. The Lakshmi Puja is performed at midnight. Devotional songs, in praise of Goddess Lakshmi, are sung by the people. Goddess Lakshi is offered naivedya of sweets, which serve as the auspicious Prasad of the Goddess. In many parts of South India, there is a tradition of cow worship by the farmers (on Dhanteras). For farmers, cows signify wealth and are considered to be the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi.
. Dhanteras 2014 would be celebrated by the people with the great joy and happiness at Tuesday, on 21st of October.
Shubh Muhurat for Puja on Dhanteras
. The shubh muhurat for the Lakshmi puja and Ganesh puja on the day of Dhanteras is from 7 04 PM to 8 15 PM.
Whole Duration of the shubh muhurat for puja is
. 1 Hour and 10 Mins
Pradosh Kaal is
. from 5 41 PM to 8 15 PM
Vrishabha Kaal is
. from 7 04 PM to 9 00 PM
History of Dhanteras
. There is an interesting story behind celebrating the Dhanteras festival. It is considered as, once upon a time, King Hima sixteen year old son was destined to pass away just by the snake bite on the fourth day of his marriage. His wife was very clever and she did not allow her husband to sleep on 4th day of the marriage. She arranges some gold ornaments as well as a lot of silver coins and made a large heap at the doorway of her husband. She also made light with the help of numerous lamps all around the place of his husband.When the God of death (Yama) came to his husband in the appearance of a snake, his eyes got sightless by the dazzling light of the lamps, silver coins and gold ornaments. So the lord Yama could not get entered into his chamber. Then he tried to ascend on top of the heap and started to listen the harmonious songs of his wife. Early in the morning he had gone away without taking her husband. Therefore the very young and newly married wife had saved her husband life from the death. That is why, the Dhanteras is also known as the Yamadeepdaan. Diyas or candles are kept blazing during the whole night in respect to the God Yama.Another myth is, a long ago Gods and demons stirred the ocean to get Amrita or nectar, after many days the Lord Vishnu had came out on the day of Dhanteras having a jar of the elixir.
Special Preparations for Dhanteras
. Everybody wait for this day with lot of excitement to come soon as this is very lucky day for the houses and business premises. They renovate and decorate their homes or business premises with new paints, lights, Diyas, candle, flowers and rangoli. Entrance gate decorate with the colorful and traditional designs of rangoli in order to welcome the Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity. They stick small footprints of the Lakshmi going into their home they mix rice flour and vermilion powder and draw all over the houses.
Traditions and Customs of Dhanteras
. It is a great festival for Hindus they purchase gold or silver coins, jewelry, utensils and etc. It is considered that bringing new things to home is a sign of good luck. Lakshmi Puja is held in the evening of the day with the tiny Diyas of clay, Bhajan, devotional songs to respect Goddess Lakshmi. The light of tiny Diyas denotes that the shadow of evil spirits will drive away from home.
. Dhanteras comes every year with the lot of happiness and brings new hopes in our life. The word Diwali means rows of lights which bring real light in the life of every people. It is a wonderful time for family gatherings, puja, celebration, sharing gifts and have dinner together. People in Benares purchase brass vessel as a gift for giving a gorgeous look to their dining table. Brass Kalash, Omkara Idol, Idol of Lakshmi and Ganesha, sweet hamper, readymade rangoli, foot prints of Lakshmi, door hangings and etc are other things to purchase.
Story of Dhanteras
. Once, there was a king who was ruling his kingdom very happily. After several years he was adorned with the birth of a baby boy in his house. He was said by the astrologer that his son will die 4 days after the marriage. Then the king had started preventing his son from the girls. He had hidden his son on the place where no lady was there. But once, prince met a princess while passing his way. They had decided for getting married.According to the prediction, after 4 days of marriage the Yamdoot came there to take the life of prince. His wife started weeping for his husband then Yamdoot asked to the Yamraj that please tell her a way to save his husband life. Yamraj said that, the one who will worship him in the night of Trayodashi in the Kartik Krishna Paksha with the lamps facing to the south, has no fear of sudden death. That s why people lit lamps outside their houses facing towards south on the day of Dhanteras.
. Dhanteras is celebrated on the 13th day of Krishan Paksha in the Kartik month as per Hindu calendar, October November as per Gregorian calendar. Also known as Yamadeepdaan, this festival is celebrated two days before Diwali. Dhanteras marks the beginning of five day festivities of Diwali. After the Samudra Manthan between the gods and demons, Dhanvantari came out of the sea holding the pot of nectar. This is the reason Dhanteras is also called Dhanvantari Jayanti. In the word Dhanteras, Dhan stands for Wealth and Teras for Thirteenth . On this auspicious day of Dhanteras, Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped to receive blessings from her. She is prayed so that she showers the devotees with prosperity and well being. Clay idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi are bought from the market, decorated and are prayed on the day of Diwali. It is even kept in mind that the trunk of Lord Ganesha is turned towards the right just because it is considered more auspicious.
Method of Performing the Puja
After seeing the star in the evening, women of the house get together for the puja. In many homes, men and women together perform the puja on this auspicious day.
Four wicked diya is placed on the slightly higher podium.
Oil/ghee is put in the diya after placing the cotton wicks in it.
The cowry shell is placed on the diya.
The diya is lit to please Lord Yamraja and to pay respect to the departed ancestors of the family. The diya is thus referred to as Yamadeep.
Some holy water is sprinkled out from the panchapatra copper vessel, around the diya. Then puja is performed using roli, rice and coins.
Some holy water is sprinkled out from the panchapatra copper vessel, around the diya. Then puja is performed using roli, rice and coins.
Many people offer kheel and batasha also. Then dhoop (incense) is lit.
Women as a ritual go round the diya four times and pray.
The eldest women or the unmarried female of the family puts tilak and rice on the forehead of everyone who sits for puja.
The male member of the house covers his head with a piece of clean cloth. He then takes the lit diya and keeps it at the right side of the main entrance.
After the puja ceremony completes, the family members touch the feet of elderly and take blessings from them.
May Dhanteras festival Wishing you with wealth & prosperity
As you journey towards greater success Happy Dhanteras!
May this Dhanteras celebrations Endow you with opulence and prosperity
Happiness comes at your steps Wishing many bright future in your life Happy Dhanteras!
Gods blessing may come as a surprise and how much you receive depends on how much your heart can
believe. May you be blessed beyond what you expect. Happy Dhanteras to you & your family.
May Goddess Lakshmi bless your business, To do well in spite of all odds like,
The enduring charms of gold and diamonds, Happy & prosperous Dhanteras!
On the auspicious day of Dhanteras puja, Hindus follow the tradition of purchasing precious metals, gold,
platinum or silver, in the form of jewellery, coins or utensils, for good luck. Happy Dhanteras!
Dear Goddess Lakshmi Bless the recipient of this message
With thirteen times dhan (money) On this Dhanteras Happy Dhanteras!
May this Dhanteras light up new dreams, fresh hopes, undiscovered avenues, different perspectives, everything bright & beautiful,
and fill your days with pleasant surprises and moments. Happy Dhanteras to you and your family!
. Those of us who know us, know that India is country that has lots of significance for the Global Grazers team. Our eldest son, Andre , was born in India. The elders (Patrice and me) spent many, many years working in India, and we moved there with Rachel when she was just over a year old. So, naturally, Diwali has become one of our favorite annual celebrations.Hindus around the world began the festival of Diwali today with Dhanteras, a day which is dedicated to wealth. Many (if not most) will purchase gold, silver and household utensils today. They will decorate the entrances to their homes with colorful rangoli (colored rice flour designs), say prayers with offerings of fruits and sweets, and light lamps all around their properties, to welcome the Goddess Lakshmi to their homes.
Dhanteras traffic snarls choke parts of Delhi
. New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Parts of the city witnessed heavy traffic jams as revellers came out in droves to shop on the occasion of Dhanteras celebrated Friday while many others visited friends and family to exchange gifts ahead of Diwali on Sunday.Traditionally, buying gold and other precious metals like silver and even steel utensils on Dhanteras is considered to be auspicious. Hence, the capitals popular markets saw the maximum rush.Serpentine queues of vehicles could be seen in and around the Lajpat Nagar Central Market, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Khan Market, Chandi Chowk, Karol Bagh, Connaught Place, Rajouri Garden and Pitampura markets.As a result, the traffic spilled on to major intersections, further adding to the stress and tensions of motorists. Places like Bhogal, Ashram, Tughlakabad, Okhla and parts of the Ring Road near the All India Institute of Medical Sciences were the most affected, said the Delhi Traffic Police.
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. Ask questions immediately if you dont understand something. If youre in the front row and have been making eye contact, your instructor probably already knows by the look on your face that you dont understand something. A polite raising of your hand
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Nissan Motivity 400C
. Featuring a triangular body shape to reduce the air drag, Nissan Motivity 400C is a futuristic car offering a powerful driving experience to the rider. Designed by Taiwanese designer Tryi Yeh, the car is designed to run on a maglev engine system.
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. Despite Montenegro (which split from Serbia in 2006) being the smallest piece of the Balkans jigsaw, the rugged country packs in a geography textbook of natural features and spectacles. The country s eponymous
. Again a wind instrument, the harmonica has metal reeds placed in air channels. The reed vibrates when the musician blows air into or sucks air out of the channels. As the musician blows air into each channel, different notes are produced. For the not
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. This modified Ford F 100 pick up was created by none other than Gene Simmons from rock band KISS with the help of his wife Shannon Tweed. It s a 1956 Ford F 100 with styling cues that mirror those of classic Shelby Mustang muscle cars. Power comes fr
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. Phytestrogens, estrogen-mimicking plant nutrients, have a weak estrogenlike effect in the body and may raise falling hormone levels. In one study, women on a six-week phytestrogen-rich diet reported decreased menopausal symptoms. Food sources include
. This tangy creamy yogurt is loaded with calcium and boasts plenty of proteinnearly twice as much as regular yogurtto keep you feeling full throughout the morning. Your best bet: Choose a plain nonfat variety
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. Dates are rich in magnesium
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. It takes a certain type of man to pull off cornrows.Steven Pienaar is therefore that type of maneven if it looks like he just came back from Fiji and hasnt yet changed his hair.
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. At the end of this magical Tim Burton film, we all see Edward carving ice sculptures in his mansion. Just one small detail though: Where did he get the ice from? Last time we checked the movie s setting was in a very warm climate and Edward s little
Benefits of Turnips
Brightens Your Skin
. Frequent intake of turnips keeps your skin bright and smooth.The high content of vitamins A and C helps in maintaining healthy and radiant skin. Turnips are available year around; however, fresh roots are abundant in October through March. At maturit
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. During a spell of insomnia, take up to three times daily. Stop when you start to feel better or after a week if it has not helped: Arg.Nit 30 c may help break a cycle of sleeplessness maintained by a sense of anxiety (“What if I can't sleep?”) as be
Benefits of Oregano
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. Fresh as well as dried oregano are readily available in the herb stores all around the year. If permitted, try to buy fresh herb over the dried form since it is superior in flavor and rich in essential oils, vital vitamins and anti oxidants like beta
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Landfall Island Wildlife Sanctuary
. Landfall Island Wildlife Sanctuary LIWS is one of the Wildlife Sanctuaries in Andaman and Nicobar and it is located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India. It is approximately 228 km 141.67 miles away from Port Blair city in Andaman and Nicobar
. In 1990, 1991 and 1997, People magazine rated him among the 50 most beautiful people in the world. In 1995, Empire magazine ranked him among the 100 sexiest stars in film history. Two years later, it ranked him among the top 5 film stars of all time.