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Nation embraces the golden spirit of Dhanteras


Finally, the festival of lights is here, Happy Diwali to everyone. Today, people are celebrating ‘Dhanatrayodashi’ across the country. This auspicious day is where people buy new utensils, gold ornaments etc. Buying ornaments on this day brings good luck and wealth into the lives of the people.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday greeted people on the occasion of Dhanteras. “Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras. May this special day enhance the spirit of peace and prosperity in our society,” PM Modi tweeted.

While Rahul Gandhi said, “Best wishes to the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras. I and the Congress Party wish for your success, prosperity and glory.”

Twitter has been overflooded with the ‘Dhanteras’ best wishes. Here are some of the tweets tweeted by our ministers:

It is to be noted that Dhanteras also known as Dhantrayodashi is the first day of the Diwali festival and Hindus worship Kubera – the god of wealth – as a tradition. As the folklore go, it is also believed that Goddess Lakshmi came out of the ocean during the churning of the milky sea (Samudramanthan) with a pot of gold and wealth on this day. Dhanteras is also known as the day of Yamadeepdaan.

Today the timing for the Puja this year is between 6.05 pm to 8.01 pm.

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