Dhanteras is the primary day of festivity of the five-day long celebration of Diwali. On Dhanteras, Lakshmi - the Goddess of riches, is revered to give success and prosperity. It is additionally the day for commending riches, as the word 'Dhan' actually implies riches and 'Tera' originates from the date thirteenth. The celebration of Dhanteras falls in the period of Kartik (Oct-Nov) on the thirteenth day of the dull fortnight.
On Dhanteras day, the light is lit and Dhan-Lakshmi is invited into the house. Alpana or Rangoli plans are drawn on pathways including the goddess' impressions to stamp the entry of Lakshmi. Aartis or reverential psalms are sung adulating Goddess Lakshmi and desserts and organic products are offered to her.
Master Kuber,the treasurer of riches and bestower of wealth, is additionally revered alongside Goddess Lakshmi on Dhanteras. This custom of venerating Lakshmi and Kuber together is in prospect of multiplying the advantages of such petitions. Many wear new garments and wear gems as they light the principal light of Diwali. This favorable day holds unique criticalness for the business network.
Customs of Dhanteras Puja
The customs of this auspicous Puja include:
Ganesh Puja, Kalash Sthapana, Sankalpa, Punyahavachan, Lakshmi Puja, Kuber Puja, Pradhan Devta Puja, Profound Puja, Mahamangal Aarti, Aashivachan, Prasad Vitran and so on.