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As we know India is full of festival culture. And India is famous for its different festivals and cultures.
And now it’s being the festive month and the most celebrated festival DIWALI is coming which is celebrated in almost all states of India.
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And Diwali is kick-started with DHANTARAS festival in which Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped, utensils and gold/silver jewelry are bought, and new business deals are done on this day for more wealth and prosperity.
The word Dhanteras is made of two words – Dhan which means wealth, and Teras which means 13th day. According to Hindu calendar, Dhanteras falls on the 13th lunar day of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the month of Ashwin.
The day of Dhanteras is also known as Dhanatrayodashi or Dhanvantari Trayodashi.
This festival is also linked with some famous mythological anecdotes like other religious festivals. It says that The King HIMA who got married and on the fourth day of his marriage it was told by astrologer that he will be dead. And after hearing this prediction his wife laid all her dazzling ornaments made from precious gold and silver at the threshold of the sleeping chamber and lit oil lamps in the evening.
The Lord of Dath when Yama came as a serpent to take king HIMA but because of the shining light of jewelers. He climbed to KING HIMA wife room where she was telling the stories.
He also sat there all night and listen to the stories and he had to return without taking King HIMA life because of his wife. And after this day has been celebrated as DHANTARS where people bring gold and silver ornaments and lighten their house with diyas to protect and safe there family members from death and any other thing.
One of the stories say that on this day Goddess Parvati played dice with her husband Lord Shiva and won.
A custom of gambling or playing dice is followed among the tradesmen or businessmen so that prosperity and wealth never leaves them.
DHANTARAS POOJA In the evening, the family members gather and start the prayer. They worship Lord Ganesha and before that, give him a bath and anoint him with sandal paste.
A red cloth is offered to the Lord and then fresh flowers are showered on the idol of Lord Ganesha. Devotees chant mantra and take his blessings before starting the rituals of Dhanteras.
People chant the following mantra:
वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ ।
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥
Vakra-Tunndda Maha-Kaaya Suurya-Kotti Samaprabha |
After that, Lord Dhanwantari, founder of Ayurveda is worshipped. As he found the ayurved the best medicine for any cure. So People pray for good health and wellbeing of their family. After bathing and anointing the idol of Lord Dhanwantari with vermillion, nine varieties of grains are offered to the Lord.
People chant the following mantra:
“Om Namo Bhagavate Maha Sudharshana Vasudevaya Dhanvantaraye; Amrutha Kalasa Hasthaaya Sarva Bhaya Vinasaya Sarva amaya Nivaranaya Thri Lokya Pathaye Thri Lokya Nidhaye Sri Maha Vishnu Swarupa Sri Dhanvantri Swarupa Sri Aoushata Chakra Narayana Swaha”
After that Lord Kuber is worshipped
Lord Kuber is offered flowers, incense, fruits and sweets and diya. People chant the following mantra:
“Om Yakshyaya Kuberaya Vaishravanaaya Dhanadhanyadi Padayeh
Dhana-Dhanya Samreeddhing Me Dehi Dapaya Swaha”.
After all this the main Pooja got started with worshipping the Goddess Lakshmi:-
During the Pradosh Kaal, which is the time after sunset and lasts for about two and a half hours, Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped. Before starting the rituals, a piece of new cloth is spread with a handful of grains in the middle of the cloth. The cloth should be spread on a raised platform.
A kalash half filled with water (mixed with Gangajal), betel nut, a flower, a coin and some rice grains is also kept together.
People also keep mango leaves in the kalash. According to the rituals, a lotus is drawn with haldi (turmeric) over the grains and the idol of Goddess Lakshmi is kept over the grains.
The idol of Lord Ganesha is also kept and businessmen keep their important business books near the idol of Goddess Laksmi. Devotees light a lamp, offer flowers, haldi, and vermillion to the Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha and to the kalash. And then chant:
“Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Kamale Kamalalaye Praseed Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Mahalakshmaye Namaha”
After this, give bathe to the idol of Lakshmi with panchamrit (mixture of milk, curd, ghee, butter and honey). This is followed by offering the Goddess sandal paste, saffron paste, ittar (perfume), vermillion, haldi, gulal and abeer and then family members close their hands and worship Goddess for the success, prosperity, happiness and well-being!