Dhanteras or Dhantrayodashi marks the first day of the Diwali festivities. The day is believed to be dedicated to Lord Kubera and Goddess Lakshmi - The Gods of wealth. According to the Hindu calendar, Dhanteras is celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha.
Special prayers are offered on Dhanteras in the hope that the God of Wealth greets their household and showers them with prosperity.
Celebrations for Dhanteras begin with cleaning-up of homes in preparation for Diwali. People often buy new items at home including plants, lights or even idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Parvati.
Gold is often believed to be a symbol of Dhanteras. People often buy articles made of gold or silver. Another popular tradition is to buy utensils. It is a common belief that the utensils will bring good fortune and prosperity to the members of the family.
This year greet your family with these Happy Dhanteras wishes:
May this Dhanteras light up new dreams and opportunities. Bring wealth and prosperity into your homes and into your lives.
This Dhanteras, may the God of Wealth knock on your door and greet you with blooming profits and prosperity.
Let this Dhanteras shine bright on your family like diamond, shimmer your life like gold, and dazzle your year like platinum.
May the festivities of Dhanteras illuminate your home ahead of Diwali. May the flame of wealth and prosperity fill your lives.
May this Dhanteras greet you with wealth and peace. Let the light of Diwali keep all the problems away.
Let the chariot of gold make its way into your home and bring your good fortune and bless your family with wealth and prosperity.
May Goddess Lakshmi greet your family with pots of gold and bring you prosperity into your life.