New Delhi, Nov 5: Dhanteras 2018 or Dhantrayodashi marks the beginning of Diwali. 'Dhan' means wealth and 'teras' means the thirteenth day of the moon cycle. Hindus devotees pay their respects and worship Lord Kubera, also known as the God of wealth, and Goddess Lakshmi, on the auspicious day of Trayodashi. This year, Dhanteras falls on November 5.
Dhanteras has come to be known as the most auspicious occasion for buying gold, silver and other metals especially kitchenware. The day also sees heavy purchases of appliances and automobiles.
On the evening of Dhanteras, the diya is offered to Yama, host of death , to avert death or any negative incident.
Interestingly, in villages, farmers worship their cattles as they are the main source of their income.
This Dhanteras 2018 greet your family with these messages:
May goddess Laxmi bless your business
to do well in spite of all odds like,
the enduring charms of gold and diamonds...
Happy and Prosperous Dhanteras
May this Dhanteras Celebrations
endow you with opulence and prosperity...
Happiness comes at your steps
Wishing a bright future in your life
Iss Dhanteras kush kash ho,
Dilo mein khusiyan,
Ghar mein sukh ka vaas ho,
Har moti pe aapka taj ho
Mite duriya, sab aapke pas ho
Yeh Dhanteras aapka khas ho!
Dear Goddess Lakshmi
Bless the recipient of this message
with thirteen times Dhan
on this Dhan Teras
On this auspicious festival, may your life:
Shimmer with Silver;
Shine with Gold;
And dazzle like Platinum!
Happy Dhanteras 2018 !