Lucknowites are all ready for Dhanteras shopping. The list is prepared and people are now excited to fill their carts. Yes guys, it is Dhanteras. A festivity of shopping, blissfulness and happiness. People buy kitchen appliances, ornaments and automobiles. Win-win for both customers and shopkeepers. Prime markets including Aminabad, Chowk, Hazratganj are packed with the shopaholics since morning. Shopkeepers are buzy and excited at the same time.
Dhanteras is also known as Dhanatrayodashi and Dhanvantari.
Let us go deep into where the word Dhanteras derived from. It is a combination of two words- Dhan. Known as wealth and Teras, which is number 13 and represents the 13th day of Krishna Paksha, Lunar month Kartik.
It is considered blissful to buy ornaments this day. Irrespective of the status and richness, Hindus make sure that they buy something for their house, be it a piece of heavy gold jewellery or simply a spoon set. The feeling behind this is, purchasing such things on this day brings health, wealth and happiness.
Abhilasha from Dilkusha Garden is super excited for the evening shopping with family. She says we definitely buy something on Dhanteras and our planning starts from one or two months before. We are crazy for our festivals and as a Hindu, I must follow rituals, and I love to do. Things bought are first kept at the Puja before using. Diwali is my favourite feast.
According to Acharya Bipin, people may also start renovating their houses from this day. Goddess Lakshmi will bless them it is believed. Rangoli can be made for welcoming Goddess Lakshmi. It would be great if we stick or paint footprints of Goddess Lakshmi from our door to the house temple. In the evening, worshipping Dhanvantari and Lakshmi is said to be divine.