How Many Diyas to Light on Dhanteras?

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Dhanteras, also known as Dhanatrayodashi, is among the popular regional festivals in India that fall on the thirteenth lunar day of the Krishna Paksha in Kartik month. On this occasion, the Hindu community worships God Dhanvantari, the god of Ayurveda, and Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Moreover, they purchase gold, silver, and utensils which is considered auspicious. But how many diyas to light on Dhanteras? Let’s find out.

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Diyas on Dhanteras 

  • On Dhanteras, it is commonly believed that one should light 13 diyas at different corners of their home. 
  • This helps people to ward off evil and negativity and invite good health, positive vibes, and prosperity into their lives. 
  • Each diya is strategically placed in places such as at the entrance of the home, at the temple, in front of the goddess Lakshmi, in front of a Tulsi plant, near the peepal tree, etc.

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How many diyas to light on badi diwali?

According to some commonly held Hindu beliefs, it is considered auspicious to light a total of 13 diyas on Badi Diwali. 

How many diyas are lit on Narak Chaturdashi?

Narak Chaturdashi is also widely known as Bhoot Chaturdashi. In the Bengali community, it is believed that ghosts or evil spirits roam freely around the Earth during these days. Therefore, 14 diyas are lit every year to eradicate them.

Where to keep diya on Dhanteras?

On Dhanteras, you can light diyas at multiple corners of your house such as the entrance, temple, in front of the idols, tulsi plant, and so on. Each placement holds a specific meaning and benefit. 

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