Dhanteras - Hindu Festival How to do Pooja on Dhantryodashi, Why
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When is Dhanteras/Dhantryodashi or Dhanwantri Triodasi
The festival of Dhanteres, also known as “Dhantryodashi” or “Dhanwantri Triodasi” falls on the 13th lunar day fo Krishna Pkasha in the Hindu Month of Ashwin.
How to do Lakshmi puja on Dhanteras
On the auspicious occasion Lakshmi the Goddess of wealth is worshiped. Lakshmi puja is performed in the evenings tiny diyas are light to guide the duty in the dark nights and also to welcome into the house. Rangoli designs are drawn on pathways including the goddess’s footprints to mark her arrival. Devotional songs or hymns are sung in her praise.
Why should we do Lakshami Puja on Dhanteres
Indian culture is known for the festivals and legends behind it. Every festival has one or more stories behind its existence.
There is a charming story or legend behind it. A 16 years old son of king Hima was predicted to die of a snake bite on the fourth day of his marriage, His newly - wed wife decided to light diyas in her palace. She did not allow him to sleep by telling stories and melodious hymns. Even she laid out all her ornaments, gold and silver coins in a heap at the entrance of the sleeping chamber. Yama, the GOD of death arrived at the prince’s door step in the guise of a serpent. But he could not enter as he was blinded by the brilliance of the diyas and the jewelry. He could do nothing wrong of the prince. In the early morning , he silently went away. In this way, she saved him from the cruel yama.
What is Dhanteres
“Dhan” stands for wealth and “Tears” stands for the thirteenth day of “Yamdeepdaan”, as burning Diyas keep all the evils away from our life.
Another legend says, in the battle between Suras and Asuras they churned the ocean for Amrit or ‘divine nectar’. Dhanvantri the physical of the gods emerged (carrying a pot of the elixir). So the word Dhanteras.
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