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Dhanteras / Dhanwantari Jayanti

Today is the birth anniversary of Dhanwantari, the doctor of gods or Ayurveda. We have all heard about Ayurvedic medicines. Ayurvedic medicine is the oldest medical system in the world, but its effects have not diminished. This is the unique gift of Lord Dhanvantari to humanity, Ayurveda.

There is a religious statement that Lord Dhanvantari appeared with nectar, Sankh, Chakra, and herbs while churning the sea on this day i.e. on the Triodashi of Kartik Krishna Paksha. Ayurveda is made up of two words "Ayu and Veda". Ayurveda means 'knowledge of age'. Everyone associated with Ayurveda medicine celebrates this day with special significance.

Dhanteras/ Dhan Trayodashi Vrat
Another important festival of Nepalis, Tihar, which is coming soon after Bada Dashain, has come to everyone's doorstep. Yamapanchak has started from today. Every day of Yamapanchaka has its own religious beliefs. Today Dhan Triodashi i.e. Dhanteras. Today is especially good for Diwali shopping. There is a belief that if we worship Lakshmi with the materials we have bought today, Mother Lakshmi will be happy and make us rich.

Many people keep a day long fast on the day of Dhantrayodashi. The day long fast is broken after doing Lakshmi-Kubera Puja in the evening.

If you are buying utensils on the occasion of Dhanteras, it is considered auspicious to buy any item of steel, copper, brass etc. Buying gold as much as possible will be extremely beneficial. Goods bought on the day of Dhanteras should be kept in the east-north direction (northeast corner) of the house.

It is not considered good to give the purchased goods as a gift to others. So keep it to yourself. By doing this, Kuberji will also be happy to be sitting in your house. Note that you should not buy any black item on Dhan Triodashi.Since the celebration of Lakshmi starts from today, it is considered important to worship Mother Lakshmi even today. Happy Dhanteras to all Nepalis.

Suyog Dhakal

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