Diwali is just around the corner and we can't keep calm. The festival is about so many things-decorating house, meeting friends, flaunting our outfits and most importantly gorging on our favourite delicacies. The festival kickstarts with Dhanteras which is on October 17 this year. Dhanteras or Dhanvantari Trayodashi or Dhanatrayodashi marks the beginning of festival of light. Folklore says that Goddess Lakshmi emerged from churning of the milky ocean carrying pot of wealth. God Dhanvantari who is regarded God of Ayurveda also came out with a jar of elixir. People decorate their house with rangoli, diyas, etc to welcome the God and Goddess. It is believed that they shower good fortune and prosperity on their devotees. Hindu families consider it auspicious to buy gold, diamonds and utensils on this day.
This year puja muhurat for Dhanteras is between 19:19 to 20:17. According to drikpanchang, lakshmi puja on Dhanteras should be done during Pradosh Kal which begins after sunset. It is between 17:45 to 20:17 for the duration of 2 hours and 24 minutes. Another ritual Yamadeep is done on Trayodashi Tithi when a diya for the God of death is lit outside home to prevent untimely death of any family member. However, if this Dhanteras your loved one is away from you, send them these messages and images through social media to show that you miss them.
2017 Dhanteras Wishes and WhatsApp/Facebook status
Aaj se aap ke yahan dhan ki barsat ho,
Maa Laxmi ka niwas ho,
Sankat ka nash ho
Sar pe unnati ka taj ho.
May this Dhanteras Light up new dreams,
fresh hopes, undiscovered avenues,
different perspectives, everything bright &
beautiful and fill Your days with pleasant surprises and moments.
Happy Dhanteras to you and your family.
so HAPPY DHANTERAS 2017
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!
Dinodin badhta jaye apka karobar,
Pariwar me bana rahe sneh aur pyar,
Hoti rahe sada apar dhan ki bochar,
Aisa ho apka DHANTERAS ka tyohar.
2017 Dhanteras Images for WhatsApp/Facebook