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Today is Dhanteras, the first day of 5 day Diwali. Do you know what is Dhanteras?


Most Indians celebrate Diwali (Deepavali) festival for 5 days. The first day is Dhanteras, then follows Naraka chaturdashi, Diwali, Govardhan puja and Bhai dooj. Each day has its own legend for celebrating the festival. "Dhan" means wealth and "Teras" means 13th day of the fortnight. It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi enters the house on this day. So, people purchase gold or silver coins and new metal utensils on this day and worship Goddess offering these coins and preparing sweet dish in the utensils. Lights are kept shining throughout evening and night to welcome the goddess.

 

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    Venkatachari M 2 years ago

    It's very interesting to know about SMITE. Thanks for the information.


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    skperdon 2 years ago

    Thank you for this explanation Venkatachari. I didn't know about the other days.

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    Venkatachari M 2 years ago

    I already mentioned above about the importance of 5 days.

    First day is Dhanteras. People shop on this day for Diwali. New clothes, utensils, gold and silver ornaments and fire crackers. This is pre-preparation. Lakshmi puja is done at evening.

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