‘Dhan’ means wealth and ‘Teras’ literally means 13 and comes from the 13th lunar day of dark fortnight (Krishna Paksha) of Hindu month of Kartik. Dhanteras is a Hindu festival which marks the beginning of five day Diwali celebrations. This year, India will be celebrating Dhanteras on November 5.
Dhanteras is also known as Dhantrayodashi and it is celebrated two days before the festival of lights, Diwali. Lakshmi Pooja and new purchases of gold and silver articles along with utensils are the highlights of this celebration.Homes are thoroughly cleaned and whitewashed so as to welcome the creator of wealth, Goddess Lakshmi, and the distributor of wealth, Lord Kuber.
In the evening, diyas of clay are lit to drive away the bad spirits. Also, the main entrance is decorated with these diyas and rangoli to welcome the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. Bhajans of Goddess Lakshmi are sung, ‘Naivedya’ and fruits are offered, and aarti is done. These rituals to appease Goddess Lakshmi make the household rich and prosperous year after year. Diyas are placed in the doorways of home as an offering to Lord Yama, the host of death. It is believed that this averts untimely death in the family.
It is considered, by Hindus, extremely auspicious to make new purchases of gold and silver articles. New utensils are also purchased on this day. These days, Dhanteras is known as the most auspicious day to buy an automobile, appliances, kitchenware, and precious metals.
To celebrate Dhanteras with their loved ones, people send Dhanteras gifts to India. Assorted dry fruits, delicious sweets, tempting chocolates, or different combination gifts of sweets, chocolates and dry fruits, shop from the best Dhanteras gift ideas and make sure that your loved ones are not left behind when it comes to appeasing.
What better a Dhanteras gift than the idol of the Goddess of prosperity herself? Shop for Lakshmi Ganesh idols and get them delivered right at the location of your preference. Shop for these gifts at any trusted online gifts store and get them delivered anywhere in India with the Laxmi Ganesh idol delivery.
Dry fruits are also one of the most loved and exchanged gift. And there are reasons for the same. Dry fruits are packed with vital nutrients and their taste lures many. Use the network of online dry fruits delivery, provided by the best online Dhanteras gifts store, to make sure that your loved ones get their box of dry fruits without a moment’s delay.
Other gifts like sweets, fresh fruits, chocolates, personalized gifts and other can also be sent as Dhanteras gifts online. These gifts along with your warm words will surely kindle the hearts of the people who are very close to your heart. With technology making lives easier, there is no need to worry even if you forgot the special day or to send a gift to a special person. You have the cushion of same day Dhanteras gifts delivery to fall back on.