Diwali 2021: Here's how people all over India are celebrating Dhanteras

Published on Nov 02, 2021 01:35 PM IST
  • Dhanteras is the first day of the five-day-long Diwali festival. This day is considered a propitious day to buy and bring in new things, especially metals like gold and silver.
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Dhanteras is being observed on November 2, marking the beginning of festivities. The day is observed on the 13th lunar day of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the Vikram Sambat Hindu calendar month of Aaswayuja in the Amaavasyanta Luni-Solar Calendar.(ANI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 02, 2021 01:35 PM IST

Dhanteras is being observed on November 2, marking the beginning of festivities. The day is observed on the 13th lunar day of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the Vikram Sambat Hindu calendar month of Aaswayuja in the Amaavasyanta Luni-Solar Calendar.(ANI)

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On Dhanteras people buy things that are considered auspicious like metals, gold, silver, broom, utensils, etc. It is believed that if you purchase brooms on Diwali, it is a start to a whole new year of a clean house and a clean life.(PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 02, 2021 01:35 PM IST

On Dhanteras people buy things that are considered auspicious like metals, gold, silver, broom, utensils, etc. It is believed that if you purchase brooms on Diwali, it is a start to a whole new year of a clean house and a clean life.(PTI)

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Devotees line up to offer prayers at Shree Annapurna temple on the occassion of Dhanteras festival, in Varanasi.(PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Devotees line up to offer prayers at Shree Annapurna temple on the occassion of Dhanteras festival, in Varanasi.(PTI)

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A person worships currency notes as part of a ritual during Dhanteras, in Ahmedabad.(PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A person worships currency notes as part of a ritual during Dhanteras, in Ahmedabad.(PTI)

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Women shop at the Sisamau market on the eve of Dhanteras, in Kanpur.(PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Women shop at the Sisamau market on the eve of Dhanteras, in Kanpur.(PTI)

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People buy steel utensils on the occasion of Dhanteras, in Ranchi. Literally, Dhanteras means 'dhan' or wealth, while 'teras' is the 13th day of the moon cycle wherein people offer prayers to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity.(PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 02, 2021 01:35 PM IST

People buy steel utensils on the occasion of Dhanteras, in Ranchi. Literally, Dhanteras means 'dhan' or wealth, while 'teras' is the 13th day of the moon cycle wherein people offer prayers to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity.(PTI)

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