Dhanteras- An Auspicious Day that Begins the Diwali Festivity

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Dhanteras- An Auspicious Day that Begins the Diwali Festivity

Dhanteras is a part of Diwali festivity, in which people purchase gold, silver as well as utensils. It is a day that marks the beginning of Diwali and other celebrations such as  Bhai Dooj, Govardhan puja. Are you interested to know about where this festival started and what is the significance of this festival? If yes, here we will be discussing some fantastic facts about Dhanteras and also introducing some of the best gifts you can give to your loved ones on this Diwali.

Narratives Behind Dhanteras

According to the scriptures, Lord Dhanvantari, the god of medical science, appeared during the ocean churning on the day of Kartik Krishna Trayodashi. Therefore, this day is celebrated as Dhanteras. Because when Lord Dhanvantari appeared, there was an urn in his hands, so buying utensils or silver on this day is considered auspicious.

According to another legend, in ancient times, there lived a king named Hem. After many years of marriage, he had a child. When the astrologers saw the child, it was found that the prince would die just four days after his marriage. On knowing this, the king and queen became very sad. Gradually time passed, and the prince married Gandharva. Four days after the wedding, the Yamdoots went to take the life of the prince, but seeing the mourning of the prince’s wife; he asked Yamraj that there is no way that humans cannot die prematurely. Explaining its remedy, Yamraj said that on the night of Kartik Krishna Trayodashi, a person who will light a lamp in the south direction could avoid premature death. Since then, the tradition of burning lamps started on the day of Dhanteras.

Gifts to be given on Dhanteras

Silver Utensils

People usually buy utensils for their homes at the festival of Dhanteras. Before using them for household use, people worship these utensils. So, if you want to give your precious one a beautiful gift, you can provide them a dinner set, cookware, and many other items. These things make a perfect Diwali gift.

Shagun Coin

Silver coins are considered auspicious gifts on the occasion of Dhanteras. They are marked as good luck gifts that bring good fortune to people.

Laxmi Ganesh Idol

On the auspicious celebration of Dhanteras, Laxmi Ganesh Idols will be the perfect gift for your dear ones. Ganesh is the deity of education and knowledge, whereas Laxmi is a deity of prosperity and wealth. If you want to give your best wishes for success and prosperity in their life, then surely this would be the perfect gift. You can get Ganesha and Laxmi idols of different materials like ceramic, clay, oxidized silver, colored metal, and more.

Electronic Appliances

Electronic appliances are the man’s best friend when it comes to reducing the burden of work. And the festival of Dhanteras is marked as an occasion to buy these machines. People also buy a new mobile, car and many more things on this day owing to its auspiciousness. If you want to amaze your loved ones with Dhanteras gifts, then you can give them new electric appliances like hair grooming range, mixers, grinders, etc.

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