7 Things To Do on Dhanteras For Prosperity
Dhanteras is said to be the beginning of the festivities of Diwali with Bhai Dooj being marked as the end of 5 days gala time of Diwali. Dhanteras word notifying the day of affluence is a blend of two words, Dhan implying wealth and teras referring to the 13th day of Krishna Paksha of Kartika month. The day is said to bring all the good luck, wealth and prosperity to people and is celebrated in breaths and lengths of the country. Goddess of wealth and prosperity, Lakshmi is venerated and her blessings are bestowed for happiness and contentment. Let's Know more about the Festival "Dhanteras" in this Blog of ours.
Also known as 'Dhanatrayodash’, the day is also celebrated as the birthday of Lord Dhanvantri, father of Ayurveda. With much more mythological relevance, the day is deemed to be an auspicious day in the Hindu religion. Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped post sunset and diyas are lit in the house to please the goddess and welcome her benediction.
In India, preparations like ornamentation of the house, replacement of old and scrap stuff and cleanliness sessions start way before the day and shopping is the main emphasis of people in the country. It is supposed that the deity of prosperity abodes in beautiful and clean places therefore people belonging to the Hindu religion are occupied with renovating and redecorating houses.
The culture of buying utensils and other household stuff is highly practiced on this day. There are a few do’s and don’ts for the day that are half-known and written in books. Aiming to aid the readers to procure blessings in abundance.
Ask Ganesha unleashes 7 important tips to follow on Dhanteras for the “Nine- Treasures”
1. Tip for Business houses- Seeking an auspicious day to commence your new venture or project? If you are looking for business expansion, Dhanteras is considered to be the most suitable day for ensuring progress and productivity.
2. Lakshmi Puja- The Puja of the goddess is a must in the pradoshkal after sunset. Narrate the Dhanteras katha and lit a few diyas in different parts of the home. Burning lamps (diya) at the entrance of the home is a must as it is believed to show the path to the goddess.
3. Buy Precious metal-based items- Hustle-bustle in markets is common to see, but people hardly know what to buy as buying anything wouldn’t bring in luck. The purchase of precious metals in the form of coin, jewellery, and utensils are assumed to be auspicious for the purchaser.
4. Buy Broomstick– In some parts of the country, the broom is worshipped as it is regarded as a symbol of wealth. Buying a Broomstick is anticipated to throw out the negativity and hindrance to success.
5. Light up the face and surroundings of your Home– Let the surroundings and facade of the home dazzle with lightning and lamps to welcome positivity and prosperity on the day.
6. Avoid making payments or giving gifts- Avoid incurring payments or giving debt to anyone. Diwali time is gifting time, but do not spend it on the day of Dhanteras. Borrowing money from anyone is also not going to bring positivity and prosperity. Taking and giving loans isn’t considered to be auspicious on this day.
7. Say no to sharp objects- Knives, blades, and weapons shouldn’t be purchased on Dhanteras.
To prosper, buy swastik of precious metals, gift utensils, silver and metallic coins, and engage in veneration to achieve fortune by fortifying the Goddess of affluence. Illuminate your home to insist the Goddess Lakshmi to bless you.