Thursday, October 17, 2013

DhanTeras - Festival of Wealth


Diwali Festival First Day is called as DhanTeras. People pray Goddess of Wealth 'Laxmi' on this day.
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 (trayodashi in Sanskrit and Teras in Hindi). Business people are doing Chopda Puna on this special day and pray for Prosperous New Year and growth in business. Some Temples organised common puja at temple and business people are organize at temple for puja.
In the evening, the lamp is lit and Dhan-Lakshmi is welcomed into the house.
Rangoli designs are drawn on pathways including the goddess' footprints to mark the arrival of Lakshmi.
People go to the jewelers and buy gold or silver jewelry on the occasion of Dhanteras.

Many wear new clothes and wear jewelry as they light the first lamp of Diwal.


Goddess Laxmi:
Dhanteras- laxmipuja
Laxmiji : Source : http://www.santabanta.com/photos/goddess-laxmi/9111009.htm


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