Happy Dhanteras 2017: Dhanteras, celebrated today, is also known as Dantrayodashi and is one of the most important Hindu religious festivals celebrated in India. Dhanteras falls on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Karthik. Dhanteras literally means dhan+ teras (wealth and 13th day). This is because the day falls on the thirteenth Krishna Paksha day in the Hindu month of Kartik. People pray for prosperity, good luck, health and happiness on Dhanteras and go out to shop gold or silver as it is believed that it will bring good luck to one’s house. Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, Yama the god of death, Kubera, the god of wealth and assets and Dhanawantri — the deity of health and knowledge, who is an incarnation of Vishnu, are remembered and prayed to on this day, as per the Indian Express report. During this season the many sweet messages do the rounds. On this day people clean and decorate their houses. Diyas are also kept at the entrance of houses till morning to keep them away from evil. Moreover, it is believed that buying silver or gold on this day brings with it luck into the household.
Here are the WhatsApp, Facebook messages and images that you can send to your loved ones:
1) God’s blessing may come as a surprise and how much you receive, depends on how much your heart can believe. May you be blessed beyond what you expect…. Happy Dhanteras to You & Your Family!
2) Sun glows for a day, Candle for an hour, Matchstick for a minute, But a wish can glow days forever, So here is my wish for glowing Dhanteras, glowing life!! Happy Dhanteras
3) On the favourite day of Dhanteras puja, Hindus take after the convention of obtaining valuable metals gold, platinum or silver, as gems coins or utensils, for good fortunes.
(Inputs from SpeakingTree.in & facebook)