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Can you tell anything about the festival..

Dhanteras?

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Asked by harpreet, 08 Nov '12 06:46 pm
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Dhanteras is the first day of the five-day Diwali Festival as celebrated in parts of north India. ".The word Dhan means wealth and Teras means 13th day as per Hindu calender. It is celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) in the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin. ]
On Dhanteras, the "Owl" form of Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped to provide prosperity and well being. Dhanteras holds special significance for the business community due to the customary purchases of precious metals on this day
Answered by LIPSIKA, 08 Nov '12 06:54 pm

 
  
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The first day of Diwali is called Dhanvantari Triodasi or Dhanwantari Triodasi also called Dhan Theras. It is in fact the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksh, the dark forthnight of the month of Kartik. On this day, Lord Dhanwantari came out of the ocean with Ayurvedic for mankind. This day marks the beginning of deepawali celebrations.

On this day at sunset, Hindus should bathe and offer a lighted deeya with Prasad (sweets offered at worship time) to Yama Raj, the Lord of Death and pray for protection from untimely death. This offering should be made near a Tulsi tree, the Holy Basil or any other sacred tree that one might have in their yard.
Answered by anil garg, 08 Nov '12 11:37 pm

 
  
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Dhanteras day we do lot of shopping expected to buy new things for house,it is dhanvantari jayanti, the bhagwan came out from samundra manthan and creator of ayurveda, preparations are done on this day.dhan means money teerah is 13th day as per hindu calendar
Answered by Ramesh Agarwal, 08 Nov '12 09:52 pm

 
  
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The day of Dhanteras has special significance to the business community in India and Godess Laxmi is worshipped with utmost devotion. Goldsmiths celebrate this festival with much grandeur. As is the trend with most Indian festivals, Dhanteras gifts are ideally exchanged between business partners and associates. Technology has made it simple to send Dhanteras gifts to India in the most hassle free manner.
Answered by ajay, 08 Nov '12 06:59 pm

 
  
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Festival started and promoted by shopkeepers to make fool of people so they can buy things
Answered by OmJaiJagdish, 08 Nov '12 06:50 pm

 
  
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Just women buy pots of gold as a tradition that's all I know
Answered by RACHANAexposer, 08 Nov '12 06:48 pm

 
  
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