Latest Hindu News & Events

Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi Wari Yatra 2017Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi Wari Yatra 2017
Alandi, Pune.. read more
 
Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Wari Yatra 2017Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Wari Yatra 2017
Dehu to Pandharpur.. read more
 
Child International FestivalChild International Festival
New Delhi metro station, New Delhi, New Delhi, India.. read more
 
 
Dhanteras 2015
 

About 2015 Dhanteras 2015

Dhanteras Vrat) Vrat is the Hindi term of fast . It is a process in which devotees do not consume food or/and water on the days dedicated to the Gods they believe in, to show their dedication and to gain health and prosperity
9th November 2015 (Monday)
 
Dhanteras Muhurat
 
Pradosh Kaal = 17:26 to 20:06
Vrishabha Kaal = 17:50 to 19:46

 

Diwali is a five day long festival and the very first day of this festivity is celebrated as Dhanteras. The day is also known as ‘Dhantrayodashi’ or as ‘Dhanvantari’. It is celebrated on the thirteenth day of the dark lunar fortnight in the month of Kartik (October-November), according to the Hindu calendar. The term Dhanteras is the combination of two words, ‘Dhana’ meaning wealth and ‘teras’ meaning the thirteenth. Therefore this festival is celebrated on the thirteenth day with the hope of attaining wealth and as LakshmiLakshmiLakshmi
Lakshmi is a Hindu goddess who is regarded as the ultimate deity of wealth...
is the Goddess of wealth and abundance and KuberaKuberaKubera
 Kubera is the God of wealth & is known as Dhanpati ...
is the Lord of assets and wealth, and abundance, the day is dedicated to them.

Legends

According to a legend, there was a boy who was sixteen years old and it was clearly mentioned in his horoscope that he will die on the fourth day from his marriage. He will be bitten by a snake. When he got married, everyone was very scared for his life. His wife decided to show courage and presence of mind. She didn’t sleep or let her husband sleep on the fourth night. She rather narrated stories and sang songs to him. She also laid all her ornaments on the entrance of the house. She then lit a lamp so that to make her gold and silver items shine more brightly.

Yama finally visited their house and he was amazed and dazzled to see such brightness. He tried to enter the house but so much of shine didn’t allow him to keep his eyes open. As he came to the house in the form of a serpent, he just decided to lie down on the heaps of ornaments. He then heard the wife singing and narrating stories. He was so mesmerized that he didn’t realize that it was already morning and his time of taking the soul of the boy was over. He was left with no option than to return back empty-handed. Thus the girl was successful in saving the life of her husband and people started celebrating the day as Dhanteras as there is no greater wealth for a married woman than her husband and that she used all her wealth in manipulating YamaYamaYama
Also known as Yamaraja, Yama is the controller of the hell (Naraka)...
and saving her husband from the most severe difficulty of life i.e., death.

Rituals

The rituals regarding the day mostly start in the evening but people start cleaning their houses way before the festival as it is believed that Lakshmi enters only in a clean and organized place as she dislikes chaos and cannot live in shabby and untidy place. After cleaning, the women of the house make rangolis with various colors. Footprints of Lakshmi are made with red color which are presented to be entering inside the house. A mixture of rice flour and vermilion can also be used to do the same. It is considered highly auspicious. A lamp is lit for the Goddess in the evening and she is welcomed with an open heart. People offer her vermillion, new clothes mainly of red color, sweets, fruits, sandalwood paste and flowers. Some money is also placed in front of her. Devotees then sing devotional songs and hymns in her name. Many people also opt for staying vigil at night and meditating. In various homes, prayers are also offered to Kubera. His idol is placed next to Lakshmi and offerings are made to him too.

People believe that buying gold and utensils on this day can prove very beneficial for the future as jewelry is the symbol of wealth and riches whereas utensils are a symbol of never ending food and abundance. Thus markets can be seen filled with flocks of people. Some men prefer indulging in a friendly game of gambling on the day with their friends and family members.

In big towns business premises are decorated or renovated on this day as it brings growth, profit and sustainability and in villages, farmers adorn, thank and worship their cattle as they earn their income through them. People of Maharashtra, specifically have a custom of making a mixture of dry coriander leaves with jaggery and offering it to the Goddess and Kubera.

Symbolism

According to some beliefs, the day has gained its name as Dhanteras, from the physician of Gods named DhanvantariDhanvantariDhanvantari
Dhanvantri, also known as Physician of Gods and Guardian deity of hospitals...
. He is the incarnation of VishnuVishnuVishnu
Vishnu is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindus and is a part of Hindu Trinity,..
who emerged from the ocean, holding a pot of elixir while samudra manthan. As the elixir of life was important for the Gods, similarly wealth and riches are important for humans. The nectar gave Gods an upper hand over the demons and helped them in defeating them, similarly money and other assets give humans an upper hand over the difficulties and uncertainties of life and help them lead a life with ease, comfort and happiness.

Significance

Devotees who observe the rituals of the day are blessed with wealth and prosperity and that wealth can be in terms of money or healthy living. People believe that praying to yama and lightning a lamp on the entrance of the house will help in warding of the evil and death and all the loved ones will be blessed by a long life.
 


 

 

 
 
 

Most Popular Indian Hindu Festival

 

All Hindu Festivals

 
 

Hindu Myths

Significance of Hanging Lemon - Chili In Shops or Business PlacesSignificance of Hanging Lemon - Chili In Shops or Business Placesread more
Reason behind Not to sleep with our head towards NorthReason behind Not to sleep with our head towards Northread more
Myth Buster - The birth behind the War God KartikeyaMyth Buster - The birth behind the War God Kartikeyaread more
The science behind Cow Worship in Hindu ReligionThe science behind Cow Worship in Hindu Religionread more
Unravelling the mystery behind the Third Eye of Lord ShivaUnravelling the mystery behind the Third Eye of Lord Shivaread more
Why Hindus rub, kiss their palms in the morning?Why Hindus rub, kiss their palms in the morning?read more
The secret behind Sati’s sacrificeThe secret behind Sati’s sacrificeread more
Does eating rice during Ekadashi days can harm us?Does eating rice during Ekadashi days can harm us?read more
Is Parad Shivlingum beneficial for us?Is Parad Shivlingum beneficial for us?read more
Why do Hindus join their hands and say Namaste while greeting?Why do Hindus join their hands and say Namaste while greeting?read more
 
 
BROWSE BY CATEGORY
 
 
Top Rated Wallpaper
  • Gandaki shakti peeth gray or golden color wallpaper
  • Maa annapurna karota shakti peeth blue color wallpaper with star effects
  • Maa mahakali jaintia shakti peeth blue color wallpaper
  • Maa mahakali jaintia shakti peeth multi color lighting wallpaper with spiral effects
  • Maa Manasa devi multi color wallpaper with background effects
  • Kali Mata Kalighat shakti peeth blue color wallpaper with spiral effects
  • Kali Mata Kalighat shakti peeth brown color wallpaper with spiral effects
  • Mata narmada sona shakti peeth multi color wallpaper with spiral effects
  • Mata kalmadhava amarkantak shakti peeth multi color wallpaper with star lighting effects
  • Mata kalmadhava amarkantak shakti peeth brown color wallpaper with star lighting effects
  • Mata kalmadhava amarkantak shakti peeth blue color wallpaper with spiral effects
  • Mata vedagarbha kanchipuram shakti peeth sunlight wallpaper
  • Mata vedagarbha kanchipuram shakti peeth brown color wallpaper with star lighting effects
  • Mata lalitha devi prayag shakti peeth orange color wallpaper with spiral effects
  • Mata kamakhya devi shakti peeth blue color wallpaper with star lighting effects
  • Mata mangala chandika devi Harsiddhi or Ujjain shakti peeth sunlight wallpaper
Top Viewed Wallpaper
  • Bhole baba smoking chillum of bhang
  • Shri sant gajanan maharaj beautiful Hd Wallpaper for free download
  • Angry Lord Shiva meditation stylish Hd Wallpaper with lighting effects for free download
  • Bhagwan Swami Shree Samarth Maharaj wonderful Hd Wallpaper for free download
  • Lord shiva smoking chillum of bhang
  • Radha Soami Satsang Beas Guru Baba Gurinder Singh stylish HD Wallpaper for free download
  • Angry lord Shiva blue colour Hd Wallpaper for free download
  • Sant Shri Savata Mali awesome HD Wallpaper for free download
  • Sant Satguru Ravidass Ji Maharaj awesome HD Wallpaper for free download
  • Baba Jaigurudev ji Maharaj colorful Hd Wallpaper for free download
  • Maa Mansa Devi wonderful HD Wallpaper for free download
  • lord shiva angry tandav dance wallpaper
  • God Ganesha full HD beautiful wallpaper for free download
  • Lord shiva drinking of bhang wallpaper
  • Mahayogi guru Gorakhnath ji Maharaj beautiful Hd Wallpaper for free download
  • Sherawali Mata Rani beautiful 3D HD Wallpaper for free download
  • Sant Satguru Ravidass Ji Maharaj colorful HD Wallpaper for free download
  • Sant Shri Dnyaneshwar Maharaj beautiful HD Wallpaper for free download
  • Radha Soami Baba Gurinder Singh Ji HD Wallpaper
  • Free Baba Gurinder Singh RSSB HD Wallpaper Images