‘Dhanteras -The start of the 5-day Festival of Diwali’

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10th Nov, 2023

Diwali is a five-day festival & starts with Dhanteras.

The five days of Diwali are

Day One -Dhanteras (Day of fortune)

Day Two -Naraka Chaturdasi (Day of knowledge)

Day Three -Diwali (Day of light)

Day Four -Annakut (The New Year)

Day Five -Bhai Duj (Day of love between siblings)

The word Dhanteras is made of two words -Dhan which means wealth, and Teras which means the 13th day. According to Hindu calendar, Dhanteras falls on the 13th lunar day of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the month of Ashwin.

It is regarded as the most auspicious occasion in the Hindu calendar for buying items like precious metals, utensils, and other valuables.

Dhanteras is celebrated by offering prayers to Goddess Laxmi, Lord Kuber, Lord Ganesha, and Lord Dhanvantari.

Dhanvantari, who is considered to be the physician of the devas,

according to Hindu traditions, emerged during Samudra Manthana, holding a pot full of amrita (a nectar bestowing immortality) in one hand and the sacred text about Ayurveda in the other hand.

As we start the 5-day Festival on an auspicious note, this is our wish for you this Diwali Festive Season:

Comfort on difficult days, Smiles when sadness intrudes,

Rainbows to follow the clouds,

Laughter to kiss your lips, Sunsets to warm your heart, Hugs when spirits sag,

Beauty for your eyes to see, Friendships to brighten your being,

Faith so that you can believe,

Confidence for when you doubt,

Courage to know yourself,

Patience to accept the truth,

Compassion to feel the pain,

Empathy to share and care,

Kindness to cause a smile,

Big heart to give generously

and Love to complete your life.

The Festive weekend is here, Let’s spread smiles all around. Become busy in seeing, encouraging and inspiring the best in others.

In this Festive time, smile and be the reason someone smiles! Do good, wish good for everyone & stay blessed forever.