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Dhanteras- A glorious festival dedicated to Lord Kubera and Lord Yama
Dhanteras is a glorious occasion devoted to the supreme Lord Kubera. The mighty Lord is the guardian of wealth and riches. His blessings integrate devotees' life with riches, glory and endless financial boons. 

Significance of Dhanteras
Dhanteras is a highly auspicious occasion celebrated in the Kartik month of the Hindu lunar calendar. The story linked with Dhanteras is that once there was a king who was prophesied to die on the fourth day of his marriage by a snake bite. When the fourth day arrived, King's wife made a lot of efforts to save her husband. She recited alluring prayers and songs to distract the snake and let it not enter the king’s place. She also placed a massive amount of ornaments, gold, and lustrous items right outside the King's place. When Lord Yamaraja tries to bite the king in disguise as a snake, he gets distracted by the tactics implemented by the king’s wife. He tried his best to bite the King but couldn't complete his motives. Another significant legend linked with Dhanteras is that Lord Dhanvantari also took manifestation on this day only. Lord Dhanvantari is an essential manifestation of Lord Vishnu. He took avatar from the great churning of the ocean and is the physician of godheads.  

How to celebrate Dhnateras?
Dhanteras is celebrated by lighting diyas and worshipping Lord Kubera. This festival marks the first day of the Diwali celebrations. Buying new utensils is also a critical ritual linked with the Dhanteras celebration. Purchasing gold, silver and other expensive entities is also essential for Dhanteras. Devotees light and place the earthen lamps at their home’s entrance which crushes all the negative energies and adverse forces. 

Boons of celebrating Dhanteras
Here are a few notable advantages of observing Dhanteras-

  • ● Dhanteras brings the blessings of Lord Kubera and Goddess Lakshmi in life.
  • ● It helps achieve significant milestones and attain success in all life endeavours.
  • ● It brings immense harmony and abundance to life
  • ● The festivity brings multiple streams of income and clears debts.
  • ● It helps attract wealth, wisdom and contentment.

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