The word Dhanteras is a combination of ‘dhan’ = wealth and ‘teras’ = 13th day!

Since forever, Indian families celebrate this occasion by buying new things or gold & silver

There is no doubt that gold and ornaments made out of gold are an integral part of Indian tradition. 

Moreover, especially on Dhanteras, gold is considered as a symbol of prosperity, luck, abundance as well as auspiciousness. 

In fact, many worshippers also see gold as embodying the goddess of wealth that is Goddess Lakshmi.

On this day, people not only buy new clothes and gold jewellery. They also clean their homes as they believe Goddess Lakshmi doesn’t enter unclean households. 

The five day festival of Diwali begins with Dhanteras and ends with Bhai Dooj!

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