On this day, we pray for good health and wealth for the family. Dhanteras is especially a very significant festival for the business community. People purchase machinery and metals like iron, gold, brass, silver and copper as it is believed that if you obtain “dhan” or wealth on this day, it will make the Goddess of Wealth – Lakshmi – happy and she will visit your home, which will bring prosperity and wealth for the rest of the year.
Houses are cleaned thoroughly and decorated to look beautiful and welcoming. People make Rangoli and light clay lamps to welcome Goddess Lakshmi. There is a Puja ceremony held, according to an auspicious time, prayers are offered. Lakshmi and Ganesh idols are bought for the main “Puja” on Diwali day. While buying the idols it s kept in mind that the trunk of Ganeshji is turned towards the right as it is considered more auspicious.
When is Dhanteras 2018?Dhanteras is the first Day in the 5 days line-up of festivities and celebrations. This year Dhanteras 2018 will be celebrated on November 05 (Monday) . Dhanteras is always celebrated 2 days before Diwali.
धनतेरस पर कैसे मिलेगा लाभ, क्या है धनतेरस कथा, हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिये क्लिक करें