Dhanatrayodasi and its Significance
Among the most cherished festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is one of the most glamorous and important festival which is enjoyed by people of every religion, its magical and radiant touch creates an atmosphere of joy and festivity all around.
Diwali is generally celebrated as a five day festival in North India. ‘Dhanatrayodasi’ or ‘Dhanteras’ is the first day of Diwali which usually falls two days before Lakshmi Pooja. Dhanatrayodasi according to its name, the word ‘ Dhan’ means wealth and ‘Trayodasi’ is the 13th day of this lunar calendar month.
‘Dhanatrayodasi’ is considered an auspicious occasion to invest in gold and silver, and it is believed that doing so will bring prosperity, good luck and happiness in the family and its business ventures. People worship Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, Lord Yama, the god of death, Lord Kubera, the god of wealth and assets, on this day along with Dhanawantri, the deity of health, medicine and the spirit of knowledge and an incarnation or form of Lord Vishnu. By worshipping all these gods together, it is a way of making sure one’s life, wealth, health and knowledge is all taken care of. And also Lord Ganesha, of course. He is believed to remove all obstacles and he is the god who is always worshipped first, according to Hindu mythology.
It is a great festival for Hindus as they purchase gold or silver coins, jewelry, utensils and other new things. It is considered that bringing new things to home is a sign of good luck. Lakshmi Puja is held in the evening of the day by lightning Diyas of clay.The light of tiny Diyas denotes that the shadow of evil spirits will drive away from home.
So, happy Dhanatrayodasi to all of you out there.Hope this Dhanatrayodasi brings a lot of Health, Wealth, Peace and Happiness in to our lives.. Shine Bright and Enjoy bringing your Favorite Gold, Silver and whatever that brings Happiness. Happy Shopping..