Dhanteras 2017: Send these Whatsapp messages and SMS to friends and family

Dhanteras literally means dhan+ teras (wealth and 13th day). This is because the day falls on the thirteenth Krishna Paksha day in the Hindu month of Kartik.

Dhanteras 2017: Send these Whatsapp messages and SMS to friends and family
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New Delhi: The great Indian festive season is here and so is the time to wish your loved ones with some heartfelt messages! The festival of lights- Diwali – commences with Dhanteras, an auspicious day which is of great significance. It is time to welcome Maa Lakshmi, Lord Kubera and Lord Dhanavatri to your homes to bless you with wealth and good health.

Dhanteras literally means dhan+ teras (wealth and 13th day). This is because the day falls on the thirteenth Krishna Paksha day in the Hindu month of Kartik. On this day, it is believed that Goddess Lakshmi was churned out of the milky ocean. And hence, she is worshipped with Kubera for wealth and prosperity.

If you are confused as to how to put forward your feelings this festive season, we are here to help.

Below are some straight from the heart Dhanteras Whatsapp/SMS messages for your friends and family:

Dhanteras also marks the emergence of Lord Dhanavantri with a pitcher full divine nectre or Amrita Kalash. A number of people worship Dhanavantri for good health and well-being by offering their prayers to him.

Lord Yama is also worshipped by number of people on this day. A lighted deep (diya) referred to as the Yama Deepam is kept outside the house to please the God of Death and in turn seek blessings to prevent untimely death.

Here's wishing one and all a very Happy Dhanteras.