Essay On Dhanatrayodashi

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Dhanatrayodashi:
An Auspicious day marking the beginning of Diwali is Dhanatrayodashi. Dhanatrayodashi is synonymously known as Dhanteras in different parts of the country. Dhanteras is celebrated on the first of the five days of Diwali and falls two days the festival falls on the thirteen day in the month of Kartik. According to the Folklore, On Dhanteras Goddess Lakshmi came out of the ocean while churning the Milky Sea. On Dhanatrayodashi, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber are worshipped. Lakshmi Puja on Dhanteras or Dhantrayodashi should be done during Pradosh Kaal, which starts as soon as the sun sets and lasts for approximately 2 hours and 24 minutes. The best time to perform the Puja is during the Pradosh Kaal when Sthir Lagna is there. Sthir Lagana means a fixed time. It is believed if Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped at this time. She will stay in the house for long. In some parts of India, farmers and people worship cattle. Mostly it is the cow. As a cow is believed to be sacred to Hindus and believed
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Lord Vishnu released Goddess Lakshmi from the captivity of Naraksura. He then performed Abhishekam with by pouring a mixture made out of cow 's milk, sandalwood paste and seven holy waters. Lord Vishnu also did investiture by blessing Goddess Lakshmi with the power of wealth. So on the day of Dhantrayodashi, people invite goddess Lakshmi to bring in fortune, wealth, prosperity and the epithet of beauty.

Another legend attached to the Dhanatrayodashi states that in a cosmic clash for the Amrit or the divine nectar between the demons and the gods. Dhanvantri, who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and also the physician of the gods out of the ocean carrying a pot of the elixir. So, according to the Folklore, Dhanteras is derived out of the world Dhanavantri, the divine doctor. The day is dedicated to inaugurate any new discovery in the medical

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