Five-day festivities of Diwali has kickstarted with Dhanteras. The auspicious day is celebrated on the thirteenth day of Kartik month as per Hindu calendar. People buy utensils, jewelleries, gold and silver coins on this day. Goddess Lakshmi and God Kuber are worshipped on Dhanteras. It is believed that the Goddess emerged with a pot of wealth during churning of milky sea on this day. Friends, families and relatives wish each other on Dhanteras. Bollywood celebrities too have extended their warm wishes on the festival. From Sridevi to Akshay Kumar, many Bollywood celebs took to Twitter to wish for good health, wealth and happiness to their fans.
Here's what the celebrities had to say:
Shekhar Kapur: Light up ur homes to guide in the Wisdom of Sita and Lord Ram. But not pollute their journey. Dhanteras, right to breathe, pollution-free Diwali.
Shankar Mahadevan: Shimmer with silver, shine with gold and dazzle like platinum! May Goddess Laxmi bless all.
Akshay Kumar: May Goddess Laxmi bless you and your family with abundance of good fortune, love and happiness.
Anil Kapoor: May Goddess Laxmi bless your home and business this Dhanteras with an abundance of wealth and prosperity!
Sridevi: Wishing all of you a very happy and prosperous Dhanteras.
Wishing all of you a very happy and prosperous Dhanteras. #Dhanteras— SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor) October 17, 2017
Nila Madhab Panda: May this Dhanteras bring you wealth and prosperity. May Goddess Laxmi bless you with abundance all your life Happy Dhanteras.
Rahul Dholakia: May we all be wealthy. Monetarily and spiritually. Intellectually and compassionately. Happy Dhanteras.
May we all be wealthy. Monetarily and spiritually. Intellectually and compassionately. Happy #Dhanteras— rahul dholakia (@rahuldholakia) October 17, 2017
Rahul Dev: On Dhanteras, may the grace of Goddess Laxmi shine on all. To good health, wealth and prosperity!
(With IANS inputs)