On Dhanteras, Hindus consider it auspicious to purchase gold or silver articles or at least one or two new utensils. It is believed that new ‘Dhan’ or some form of precious metal is a sign of good luck. “Laxmi Puja” is performed in the evenings when tiny Diyas of clay are lit to drive away the shadows of evil spirits. Bhajans, devotional songs in praise of Goddess Laxmi, are also sung. Wish you very benevolent Dhanteras!
Let’s venerate the festival of Dhanteras by: Worshiping Lakshmi – the Goddess of Wealth; Buying utensils to savour tasty meals; Investing in Silver and Gold as jewellery; Light a lamp for impending Diwali; Wear new clothes and jewellery; And draw Rangoli designs on pathways including the goddess’ footprints to mark the arrival of Lakshmi! Happy Dhanteras!