All You Need to Know About Dhanteras 2016, History, Celebration and More

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Dhanteras 2016

Dhanteras is one of the most important festivals in India, that comes two days before Diwali. The fact that it is associated with the goddess of wealth Lakshmi, people who want wealth and prosperity in their life worship the goddess on this day. Thus, Dhanteras 2016 is going to bring happiness and prosperity in the lives of those who worship with all their hearts.

What is the History behind Dhanteras 2016?

According to legend Dhanteras leads back to a story about the young son of King Hima. His horoscope predicted his death by snake-bite on the fourth day of his marriage. The concerned wife did not allow him to sleep and put out all her ornaments of gold and silver coins at the entrance of the room and lit lamps all over the place. After which she told stories and sang songs to keep her husband from falling asleep. When Yama, the god of Death arrived at the doorstep as a snake, his eyes were dazzled by the brightness of the lamps and the jewellery. As he could not enter the room, he sat there through the night listening to the stories and songs. In the morning Yama went away. Therefore, this day is celebrated as Dhanteras. Dhanteras 2016 will be celebrated two days before Diwali and is also called ‘Chhoti Diwali’.

What do the term Dhanteras mean?

Dhanteras 2016

This is the day which is dedicated to the celebration of wealth.The word ‘Dhan’ means wealth and ‘Tera’ is the date 13th. In the evening of this day, lamps are lit and Dhan-Lakshmi is welcomed into the house.

What are the Benefits of Dhanteras Worship?

The Dhanteras Puja is done for the health, happiness and prosperity of a person. For all those who lack in wealth and health worship the goddess Lakshmi and Ganesh on this auspicious day. On this Dhanteras 2016 people would shop for statues of Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesha and bring home the silver and gold. There is a saying that business would prosper if the worship is done in the right manner.

How would one Celebrate Dhanteras 2016?

This is the auspicious occasion when people do a thorough cleaning of their house, starting from cleaning the interior and decorating the exterior. People make rangolis and light diyas  to welcome the Goddess of wealth Lakshmi in their house. In the evening puja is done to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha who would bring wealth and prosperity. In Dhanteras 2016, people will celebrate by wearing new clothes and jewellery, and participate in the puja where they will sing bhakti songs, chant mantras and perform arti for the for Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh.

When is Dhanteras 2016?

This auspicious day generally is celebrated two days before Diwali and is the time when people buy new utensils and gold and silver jewellery. Dhanteras 2016 is on 28th of October and this year as well people will invite wealth and prosperity in their house.

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