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When is Dhanteras

Dhanteras is a festival which is celebrated on the first day of the five-days Diwali festival. Usually celebrated on the13th lunar day of Krishna Paksha on the Hindu month of Aswin, this day is considered auspicious to purchase metals. Since ‘Dhan’ means wealth, people offer prayers to Goddess Laxmi for prosperity and well-being. Furthermore, on this day, people decorate their homes with colorful rangolis and motifs to welcome the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.  The articles in this chapter discusses about when is Dhanteras and the various gifts which you can send to your loved ones on this day.

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    When is Dhanteras in 2016 - Festival of Lord Kubera

    Dhanteras Calendar 2016 27th October 2016 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat             1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31           Dhanteras commences the five day celebration of Diwali and it is the first day of this grand event. This festival is a worship of the assets and properties that have been acquired by a person. Thus, this celebration has been dedicated to Lord Kubera who is considered to be the God of wealth. However, this day also pays tribute to Goddess Lakshmi who is worshipped on this day as Dhanalakshmi. Dhanteras is celebrated on the thirteenth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Kartik in Hindu lunar calendar. If you are wondering as to when is Dhanteras in the year 2016 then we would like to let you know that it is on the 27th of October which falls on a Thursday this year.   Dhanteras Celebration Dhanteras literally means the celebration of ‘dhan’ or ‘wealth’ on ‘trayodashi’ or ‘teras’ that  is the ‘thirteenth’ day. Thus, the rituals and traditions of this festival revolve around the celebration of material wealth. It is customary to buy ornaments of gold and silver as well as utensils and other household objects. The Dhanteras puja is performed in the evening and Lord Kubera and Goddess Dhanalakshmi are worshipped on this occasion. The house is decorated with diyas and candles and also beautiful rangoli as well as alpana drawings. Wearing new clothes as well as jewellery is also a very common tradition for this occasion and sweets are distributed.   Staying away from your friends and family in India during such celebrations can be tough for you. But you can still make this day a special one for your loved ones with exclusive Dhanteras gift ideas. This online gift store can provide you with a variety of such gifts for the upcoming festival of wealth.   Dhanteras Gifts Gifting exclusive jewellery on this occasion is very traditional and hence many people opt for such distinguished gifts. The Cute Heart Diamond Pendant  is a diamond jewellery in the shape of a heart in golden colour and showcasing a single bright diamond. Dhanteras silver gifts are also popular gifts on this occasion and there are various items in this category. The Prosperous Pooja Thali is a combo of silver accessories like thali, chopra, diya and kalash made out of silver.   There are a variety of spiritual gifts available here which contains many such attractive gifting options. The Lord Krishna and Radha holy idol consists of two idols of Lord Krishna and Radha made out of China clay. You can also give gifts of sagun coins to your dear ones in India that are made of gold and silver. The Laxmi Ganesh Gold Silver Coin contains a gold and a silver coin featuring Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha.   These gifts to India will be loved by your friends and family on the spectacular occasion of Dhanteras. You can also get a variety of other charming gifts here which can surely brighten this festival. These and also other gift ideas can be used to send online gifts to India for many events like anniversaries and Christmas.  

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    When is Dhanteras in 2015 : The Festival Of Wealth

    Dhanteras Calendar 2015 9th November 2015 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30           The festival of Dhanteras takes place two days before Diwali, which is arguably the largest festival in India. On this auspicious occasion, Goddess Lakshmi, who is the Goddess of wealth, is worshipped so that she blesses us with well-being and prosperity. The word Dhanteras is derived from two words - ‘Dhan’ meaning wealth and ‘Tera’ referring to the 13th day of the dark fortnight that takes place in the Hindu month of Kartik. If you are wondering when is Dhanteras this year, it falls on 9th November. How is Dhanteras celebrated? Dhanteras celebrations involve welcoming the Goddess Lakshmi through rangolis that are drawn in doorways throughout India. A puja for Goddess Lakshmi is held for 3 days known as Dhanteras, Choti Diwali and Diwali. Earthen Diyas light up the country during the evenings of these three days and buying gold and silver jewellery and utensils is considered to be a sign of good luck. The grand celebrations during Dhanteras bring the entire nation together and families reunite to celebrate this auspicious occasion together. Even if you are far away from your loved ones, you can send gifts to India through various online websites and choose from a wide variety of traditional and nontraditional gifts. If you are looking for Dhanteras gift ideas, you have come to the right place. We have prepared a list of items that your friends and family will surely love when they receive them from you. Dhanteras Silver Gifts Silver gifts on Dhanteras are what make Dhanteras special. The festival is a celebration of wealth and prosperity and there is no better way to celebrate this occasion than by giving your loved ones silver gifts. A Lakshmi Narayan Idol is a perfect gift for the occasion as it will find a place directly in the puja room of your family and they will surely love to receive this wonderful gift. Exclusive Jewellery While most people opt for silver utensils and silver coins as gifts, you can go for exclusive jewellery and bedazzle your loved ones in India. You can choose from bangles, earrings, bracelets and more to surprise your loved ones. A Flora Pearl Necklace is the best way to show your love. Made from fresh water pearls, the necklace looks absolutely breath-taking in its attractive floral patterns and comes with an equally beautiful pair of matching earrings. Sagun Coins Sagun coins are one of the most popular gifts in Dhanteras and can make your loved ones feel elated when they receive beautifully crafted gold and silver coins from you. A  20 Gms Laxmi Ganesha Silver Coin  is the best way to express your feelings to your loved ones. This precious coin is very modern in its design with a square shape. It contains the image of Goddess Lakshmi sitting on a lotus while floating. Spiritual Gifts Dhanteras is the perfect occasion to send spiritual gifts to your loved ones in India. There are various hampers you can choose from. The Laxmi Ganesh Puja Hamper  is a perfect gift for your family members in India. The handmade thali comes with a Ganesha idol to adorn the puja room along with a mangal kalash, two dabbis and two terracotta diyas. Dhanteras is one of the many festivals in India that bring families together and you can make your family’s Dhanteras special with these special gifts that will surely elate them on the auspicious occasion. Even if you are thousands of miles away from them, you can send gifts to India through online websites to ensure that distance does not come in the way of you and your family celebrating Dhanteras together.

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    When is Dhanteras in 2014?

    DHANTERAS 2014, 21st October, 2014 DHANTERAS CALENDAR 2014 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat       1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31   Dhanteras signifies the beginning of the five day long festivity of Diwali. The word ‘Dhanteras’ comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Dhan’ which means wealth and ‘Teras’ which means thirteen. It is celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of the krishna paksha of the Indian month of Kartik. Goddess Laxmi, the deity of wealth and prosperity is worshipped on this pious occasion. It is believed that any investment or purchase of precious possessions on this auspicious day will bring fortune for the family and dear ones. In the year 2014, Dhanteras will be celebrated on 21st October. It falls on Tuesday. Historical Legend The ancient legendary story associated with the festival of Dhanteras illustrates an interesting portrayal about the 16 year old son of King Hima. His horoscope predicted death by snake bite in his fourth day of the marriage. But on that day, his newly wedded wife did not allow the prince to sleep. Rather she kept him engaged by narrating stories and singing devotional songs. She placed all her jewelleries at the doorstep and lit lamps all over the room. When Yama, the god of death arrived in the disguise of a serpent, he was dazzled and blinded with the luminosity. Unable to bite the prince, he silently went back. King Hima’s son was therefore saved from the imminent death. Celebration With time, Dhanteras gained popularity which is now celebrated in every household and workplace. Every house is decorated with glittering lights and colourful rangolis. Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi are worshipped with sincere veneration. People buy utensils, jewellery and other luxurious items. This initiative is considered to bring fortune in the upcoming year. Different financial and business institutions choose this propitious day to start new ventures or to make new investments.  Gift Ideas On the occasion of Dhanteras, people send gifts to their dear ones to make their bond of love and relationships stronger. To make the celebration of Dhanteras memorable GiftstoIndia24x7.com has brought a enchanting collection of Dhanteras gifts. It show cases an alluring assemblage of jewelleries, spiritual and silver gifts. Silver stands for purity and virtuousness. Choose a delightful silver gift for your dear relatives and friends. A sacred silver idol or a silver coin with the holy inscription of different deities will convey your deep regards, blessings and honest wishes. Buying jewellery is a conventional custom of Dhanteras. They signify abundance and prosperous future. Select an enticing piece from the radiant assortment to convey your profound love to your dear lady. The precise and modish design of these diamond and golden ornaments will enthrall every woman. During Dhanteras, different mouth watering delicacies are prepared in the house which are enjoyed together. Choose different yummilicious sweets and delicious food items to present it on this auspicious festival. Their premium taste and quality will heighten up the spirit of this colourful ritual. Every person aspire to live a healthy and prosperous life. People observe Dhanteras to get the blessings of the almighty. Make the occasion momentous and special by presenting suitable gifts for your near and dear ones.

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    When is Dhanteras in 2013?

    The festival of Dhanteras falls in the Hindu month of Kartik on the thirteenth day of the dark fortnight which again falls in the month of October-November, according to Gregorian calendar. The auspicious occasion of Dhanteras is observed two days before Diwali, which is also known as Dhantrayodashi. This festival has a great importance in the mercantile community of Western India. People renovate and decorate their houses, stores and shops. Entrances are decorated with traditional garlands and rangoli which is believed to welcome the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. Small footprints of Goddess Laxmi are drawn with rice flour and vermillion powder to indicate her arrival. People buy precious metal such as gold, silver, platinum, start new ventures and also buy properties such as land and houses which is believed to shower her divine blessings on the household. Pujas are performed in the evening by lighting earthen diyas to drive away the evil spirits. Aartis or devotional songs are sung praising Goddess Lakshmi and sweets and fruits are offered to her. Dhanteras is not all about  wealth it is also the time to develop spirituality and family bonding. Family members get together at ancestral home on the day. Grandparents and parents wait for the day as sons, daughters and grandchildren arrive from distant places. Apart from pujas and following various customs, preparing delicious sweets and dishes, gifting and spending quality time together are some of the essential aspects of this celebration. People get up early in the morning, take bathe, and wear new clothes. They also keep fast from sunrise to sunset and is broken after lighting diyas in front of the door of the house. When is Dhanteras in 2013? Dhanteras this year has fallen on 1st November. Dhanteras Gifts Ideas Since no Indian festival or occasion is celebrated without exchanging gifts, you can send Dhanteras gifts to your dear ones. Now-a-days, online gifting portals have become immensely popular with many Indians settled in the abroad. They take the assistance of e-gifting portals to send gifts to India to their loved ones. Various online gifting stores have emerged to help the global Indians to send gifts to India on any special occasion and festivals. GiftstoIndia24x7.com, one of the most popular gifting site has won many hearts of satisfied customers owing to its great customer support team, on time delivery and great collection of gifts. Hence if you are planning to send Dhanteras gifts to your loved ones staying far away from you, GiftstoIndia24x7.com will be the right choice. You need to surf through the gifts section and make your choice. But the most important thing you need to keep in mind while shopping is the taste and preference of the recipient. Whatever items the recipient may like, you will find all in here. The Dhanteras gifts section, has brought to you a broad collection of impressive items which you can send as gifts. In the Gift Hamper section, various puja items such as silver diyas, ceramic and silver idols of Ganesha and Lakshmi, puja thali are available. You can also send precious gifts such as Shagun coins come with images of God and Goddess, gold or diamond jewellery, pearl jewelry and so on. Shower stunning gifts through GiftstoIndia24x7.com and let the divine blessing of the Almighty bestow on your loved ones this Dhanteras. Your gifts will definitely make the occasion even more grand.  

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    When is Dhanteras in 2012?

    Dhanteras 2012, 11th November, 2012 Dhanteras calender 2012 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30   Dhanteras is an important Hindu festival of India. The festival is celebrated on the first day of the five days Diwali celebration. This festival is also known as "Dhantrayodashi" or "Dhanvantari Triodasi". The term 'dhan' means wealth. On this auspicious day people worship Goddess Laxmi for wealth, prosperity and well being. People even buy precious metals like gold, silver as it signifies good luck. Every Hindus celebrate this festival with lots of pomp and enthusiasm. As per Hindu calendar, the festival falls on thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha of the Kartik month. When is Dhanteras in 2012? This year Dhanteras is on 11th November. An interesting legend is associated with this festival relating to the 16 year old son of King Hima. He had predictions that on the fourth day of his marriage, he will die with the snake bite. Knowing this, his wife laid out all her jewellery and gold coins in a heap at the doorway of his sleeping chamber and lighten the whole palace with lamps. God of Death, Yama disguised himself as a serpent and arrived at prince's doorstep. However, his eyes dazzled and blinded by the brilliance of the lamps and jewelry. As a result, he couldn't enter the room and on the next day morning he left silently. Hence, on this grand festival people lighten up their homes with clay lamps. Every household decorate the entrance with Rangolis and worship Goddess Laxmi for wealth and prosperity. In village, often cattles are worshipped as they are the source of income. On this special occasion, along with the traditional customs and rituals, people make grand celebration with feasting as well as exchanging gifts. On this special festival, if you want to wish good luck and happiness to your dear ones then you can send gifts to India from GiftstoIndia24x7.com. Some of the popular gifts that you can opt for your loved ones are as follows: Spiritual Gifts - You can make this festival more auspicious by sending spiritual gifts to your dear ones. Wide collection of spiritual gifts are available in the 'Spiritual Gifts' section. Most the spiritual items are of silver. You can bestow the blessing of Gods by sending holy idols such as Goddess Laxmi, Lord Ganesha and so on. Since Laxmi puja is organized in every Hindu household you can send precious puja accessories such as diyas, bells, thali, kalash etc. You can wish good luck to your loved ones by sending Shagun coins. Exclusive Jewellery - Buying as well as gifting jewellery on Dhanteras is a very popular custom. This traditional custom signifies good luck and prosperity. Hence, you can charm your dear ones on Dhanteras 2012 by sending fascinating jewellery. Right from gold, pearl to diamond jewellery everything is available in the 'Exclusive Jewellery' section. You can opt for the best one for your dear lady. She will be overwhelmed to receive such precious gift. Silver and Gold Gifts - People believe Dhanteras as the auspicious day to buy gold or silver items as new 'dhan' will definitely bring good luck to the household. Hence, silver and gold items such as thali, utensil, holy idols, coin, necklace etc will be perfect Dhanteras gifts for your loved ones. Gift Hamper - On this holy occasion, you can opt gift hamper for your dear ones. The gift hampers come with various spiritual items such as thalis, silver holy idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi and many more. These items will create a holy ambiance to your loved ones' homes. Send these exclusive gifts to India and enthrall your dear ones. These precious gifts will definitely brighten up the festival and make it memorable.