With Dhanteras, Hindus mark the beginning of their festival of lights – Diwali. Falling on the Karthik month’s thirteenth day, it’s an auspicious occasion in every Hindu household across the globe.
The women of the house buy utensils or jewellery of silver and gold and offer prayers to the Goddess Lakshmi. They lamp diyas that keep burning throughout the night glorify Lord Yama. The puja of Goddess Lakshmi and Kuber, the God of wealth, is done to bring prosperity, happiness, and well-being.
Some also worship Dhanvantari on this occasion of Dhanteras. He is the God of Ayurveda, the one who imparted wisdom and knowledge of Ayurveda that aided in getting rid of lethal diseases.
Trivia fact – The ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy or AYUSH announced Dhanteras to be the “National Ayurveda Day”, the first one being observed on 28th October 2016.
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