is the auspicious day of 'Dhanteras' ...
when all the small earthen 'diyas' are lit up
and beautiful 'rangolis' are drawn at the entry way...
to welcome Goddess 'Lakshmi'
The Goddess of wealth.
'Lakshmi' puja is performed with full devotion
to ensure prosperity,
and to drive away the shadows of evil spirits.
People buy gold or silver
or any other kinds of metal
as a sign of wealth or good luck :)
'Dhanteras' or 'Dhan Trayodashi'
is the very first day
of the five-days-long 'Diwali' festival,
' The Festival of Lights'...
'Dhan' means wealth and 'Tera' is thirteenth.
Dhanteras falls on
the auspicious thirteenth lunar day of 'Krishna paksha' (dark fortnight)
in the 'Hindu' month of 'Kartik' (October/November).
A Very Happy Dhanteras
glowing with peace, joy and prosperity.
Dhanteras Ki Hardik Subhkamnayee...
Enjoy this auspicious day
with gusto and enthusiasm...
A Very Happy Diwali to you all :)
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