This is also called dhanwantri, triodasi, dhantryodashi. Dhan means “wealth” and triyodashi means “ the thirteentj day”.
An auspicious festival marks the beginning of the very famous festival of lights , the first day of celebration of diwali. It is marked as the beginning of the good times in hindus.
According to Indian mythology,laxmi pooja should be done on pradosh kaal. God ganesh is also worshipped and devi sarvswati is worshipped too. Various candles are lit on this day as it considers the fade away of the darkness. There is a custom of purchasing new utensils, clothes, and jewellery on this day. It is said it brings prosperity and destiny to the family. On this day tulsi is also worshipped symbolically seek favour of nature which is ultimate source of wealth and health. Thus after laxmi pooja a candle is lit near tulsi to drive away shadows of evil.
There are some legends which says to dhanteras pooja saves people from untimely death. The king’s hemas son who was bitten by a snake was saved by a night long pooja of dhanteras.
For this day, people generally repair their houses, white washes them, make rangolis. Dhanteras is not only a pooja but it also brings family and hearts together, a small festival for big family reunion. Sweets are distributed among the friends and family.
After two days of celebrations diwali is celebrated a pompuous amplification of of jay and gaiety. A major festival of not only hindus but to jains and budhists. Diwali has taken its roots from sanskrit words means row of lamps, which is a symbol of inner light and peace. It also marks the beginning of new hindu’s calendar.
Diwali brings the wonderful dispersion of crackers, which is consided to remove the darkness and brings light and faith in the life.

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