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Celebrate Your First Dhanteras After Marriage, The Inaugural Day of Diwali Festival

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Happy Dhanteras Diwali Festival

Dhanteras, is also popularly known as Dhantrayodashi. It is one of the most important and auspicious Hindu festivals celebrated in India. This auspicious day is celebrated three days before the Diwali festival. If this is your first Diwali after marriage with your in-laws, then you must be very excited and busy in planning for the festival. This special festival has its own importance and you plan a lot of things for this festival.  On this day you pray to Goddess Lakshmi to fill your life with prosperity and good fortune. As a ritual of this Dhanteras festival, people lit the house with lamps and lights and pray to Goddess Lakshmi. There are many things which you can also follow and make this Dhanteras festival memorable with your in-laws. Here, we are sharing some simple ideas to celebrate this Dhanteras in style.

Make Rangoli: This is a very beautiful tradition of this festival. You can make Rangoli in your home or in puja ghar or at the entrance of your house as tradition. It is the way to welcome Goddess Lakshmi to your home by making beautiful and colorful designs. It is also believed that it will keep the ill spirits away from your home.

Buy something special for your in-laws: This is your chance to give something special to your in-laws on this auspicious festival. Try to buy something unique and useful for them. On this Dhanteras you can also gift them idol of Lord Ganesha or some other God or Goddess. Besides, you can also gift them something else which you think will be liked by them. If budget is not a constraint for you, you can also buy something in gold and silver for them as gift.

Wear something trendy yet traditional: You can’t imagine a perfect celebration without a party perfect dress. Don’t forget to buy something traditional yet trendy for you and other family members as well. If you have not bought something special for them, then you can give them a traditional dress on this Dhanteras. You can wear some traditional saree or latest suit on the day to make it special.

Arrange a small family party: You can also plan a surprise party on the day of Dhanteras. Prepare special food for puja and dinner as well. Don’t forget the taste and interest of family members while making the food list. No puja and celebration is complete without sweets. Make some traditional sweets. You can also organize some special games/competition or Bhajan Sandhya to make it special.

Light up your home with lamps: Light up your home with traditional lamps and lights. You can use different lamps of different shapes and sizes. You can buy some designer lamps as well. These earthen lamps are available in different sizes, colors and shades. Don’t forget to light up every corner of your home with these beautiful lamps and lights.

Organize special Lakshmi Puja: On the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras you can also organize the traditional Lakshmi puja to welcome Goddess Lakshmi to your home. You can make footprints of Goddess Lakshmi with rice flour and vermilion as tradition. Light up thirteen earthen lamps as tradition in your Puja Ghar as tradition and offer sweets and food to Goddess Lakshmi to receive her blessings.

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Happy Deepawali Festival of Lights Celebration in India

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Happy Diwali - Deepawali Festival of Lights

Deepawali is one the biggest festival of Hindu’s and celebrated across the country. However, the traditions and rituals of different communities may differ from state-to-state, but the excitement and enthusiasm for this festival is unmatched. You can see people making Rangoli in front of their homes to ward off evil spirits and welcome Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of prosperity and wealth. Different people have different beliefs about this auspicious festival.

This is a five days long festival, celebrated to mark the victory of good over evil. It is celebrated in the mid of October or in the beginning of November. This festival is not only celebrated in India, but it is also celebrated in the neighboring countries like Singapore, Malaysia and Nepal as well. Even in countries like UK, USA, New Zealand and South Africa, the people from Indian communities celebrate this auspicious festival.

Diwali is five days long festival and each day has its own relevance and importance. People in different states celebrate this festival in different manner, but the level of excitement is same across the country.

The festival begins with Dhanteras. This marks the start of this important festival. Dhan means “wealth” and Teras means “thirteenth day”. This is the day for worshipping Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity. Even in some parts of India, people lit up lamps for Lord Yamraj, the God of Death. People decorate their homes with lights and lamps to welcome Goddess Lakshmi.

The fourteenth day is considered as Choti Diwali or popularly known as “Narak Chaturdashi”. Most of the Hindus belief that on this day Lord Krishna destroyed the demon Narakasur, and freeing the world from his fear.

On the day of new moon, Diwali, the festival of light is celebrated. This is the actual day of Diwali, the most auspicious and significant day for Hindus across the world. People worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha on this day to receive their blessing for prosperous and happy life. Besides, on this day people offer various gifts to their friends, family and relatives as a ritual. To celebrate the festival, people let off the firecrackers to show their happiness and excitement.

The first day of the bright fortnight of Kartik is celebrated as Balipratipada / Padiwa /Govardhan puja/ Varshapratipada across the country. This day has its own relevance in Hindu mythology. According to mythological stories, the Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan Parvat to protect the Gokul’s people from Lord Indra’s wrath and King Vikramaditya was also crowned.

The fifth and the final day of this five days long festival is popularly known as Bhai dooj/bhaiya Dooj. On the final day of this festival, brothers and sisters celebrate the bond of sibling and sister apply the sacred red tilak on the forehead of her brother and praying for their long life.

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