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Lord Dhanvantri

Dhan Triyodashi

There are a few festivals that were celebrated after Karva Chauth. I will share about them later. Today, I am sharing about Dhan Trayodashi or Dhanvantri Jayanti that fell on last Tuesday.

Lord Dhanvantri
Lord Dhanvantri

When the milky ocean was churned, one of the items that came out was Amruta Kalasha with Lord Dhanvantri. Dhanvantri is important for the field of medicine. But, Ayurvedacharyas worship Him very enthusiastically and with a lot of devotion. In fact, certain hospitals celebrate this festival for 3 days.

This time there were 5 auspicious festivals that came together with Dhanvantri Jayanti. Because it was a Tuesday, the day was auspicious for Lord Ganesha and Lord Hanuman. There was Pradosha as well on that day. Also, the day commemorated the pooja of Dhanada Lakshmi. This is very auspicious because this kind of combination had come after 16 years.

On this day, people have to buy stuff made of metal according to their own star-signs. We, also, celebrated Dhan Trayodashi at home.

There is a story on how Dhanada Lakshmi began to be worshipped on that day. I will share the story in the next post.

To be continued…

About Gayatri T Rao

A double post-graduate (MSc. - Botany and MA - English Literature) Gayatri T Rao is a Senior Multimedia Journalist with vast experience in writing on varied topics.

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