Dhanteras 2023 | Date | Significance | Celebration

Why is Dhanteras significant in India? 

By Intimate Viewpoint 

In India, Dhanteras is celebrated two days before Diwali. It is also known as "Dhantrayodashi". It marks the birth anniversary of God Dhanvantari, the god of Ayurveda or medicine.

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Dhanteras date

This year Dhanteras will be observed on the 10th of November i.e. Friday.

Significance and Celebration 

Dhanteras word refers to "Dhan" which means wealth, and 'Teras' means Terah or thirteen, which indicates the 13th day of Krishna Paksha or the second fortnight in the lunar calendar.

People worship Yamraj, the god of death on this day, they light a lamp outside the home to avoid any unnatural death of any family member. Apart from this, Dhanteras is also observed by purchasing utensils, jewelry, and things of metal because it is believed that buying such things on this day, brings Lakshmi or wealth to the house and removes poverty from the house and increases wealth.

God Dhanvantari,God of Ayurveda or medicine

Dhanteras is also the festival of worshiping of god Dhanvantari. According to the mythology, Dhanvantari is a Hindu God who emerged during "Samudra Manthan" the churning of the sea, holding a pot of "Amrita" a nectar of immortality in one hand and in the other hand there was the holy text about Ayurveda.

In India, Dhanteras is celebrated by purchasing new things like utensils, jewelry, vehicles, or metal items. Many people like to do an auspicious thing on this day. Some people purchase electronic items, pieces of land, and flats. There is a big crowd can be seen everywhere in the market on this day. 

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