Dhanterash and Diwali:Bhopal. The markets are fully decorated for the festival of Deepawali and Dhanteras. Crowds of people are being seen everywhere in the markets across the state including Bhopal on the occasion of Dhanteras and Diwali festivals.
Dhanteras festival has special significance in Hindu religion. Considering this festival as auspicious, people buy special items in the markets. People of all classes shop on this day according to their budget. From the day of Dhanteras, the materials for Diwali festival are purchased considering the festival as auspicious.
Recognition of Sanatan Dharma
It is believed in Indian culture that the birth of Lord Dhanvantari is celebrated as Dhanteras festival. Lord Dhanvantari is the god of fame, glory and grandeur. It is celebrated like a festival every year to celebrate the birthday of our favorite deity. According to Hindu story, Lord Dhanvantari appeared with the nectar pot. Due to which people of Sanatan Dharma give special importance to the purchase of utensils on this day.
On the day of Dhanteras, people of Sanatan Dharma invoke Lord Dhanvantari Dev as well as Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber. It is believed that by doing special worship of God, God removes people’s troubles and grants them blessings. There is a tradition in Sanatan Dharma of celebrating the festival of Dhanteras every year on Trayodashi of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month. There has been a tradition of celebrating the festival of Diwali during the Dhanteras festival. Dhanteras and Diwali festivals are described in the scriptures. After acquiring knowledge, man assimilates these festivals in his life and performs cultural activities.