Aug 26,2022 | (22) Comments | By Hemant Bhardwaj

Dhan Teras

Dhanteras, also known as ‘Dhanatrayodash’ is one of the main festivals celebrated

by Hindus. The word ‘Dhan’ implies wealth and ‘Teras’ implies thirteen which further

means that this day falls on the thirteenth day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu Lunar

Calendar. Dhanteras marks the beginning of Diwali, one of the biggest festivals in

India, and is usually observed one or two days before Diwali. On the auspicious

occasion of Dhanteras, people also worship Lord Yamaraja, the God of Death in the

night, and offer prayers to seek his blessings. 


On this auspicious day, people purchase utensils or any jewelry to bring good luck,

prosperity, and wealth to their lives. Although there are no certain guidelines for

purchasing utensils and jewelry, people even opt for a small purchase like a spoon or

plate which is further worshipped to bring happiness and prosperity to the home. In

some cultures, even idols for Diwali puja are purchased and worshipped on



Dhanteras Puja Vidhi

 The temple or altar at the home is chosen for performing Dhanteras Pooja. A

wooden chowki is covered with red cloth and some rice is spread on its right side. An

oil or ghee lamp is lightened and placed on the rice. Next, devotees spread some rice

on the surface to place idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha (on the left of

goddess Lakshmi). Idols of Lord Dhavantri and Lord Kubera can also be placed. In

last, puja is performed to offer prayers to all these goddesses and gods for a happier

and prosperous life. 


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Dhan Teras

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