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Significance of Dhanteras or Dhanatrayodasi and its Origin

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Significance of Dhanteras or Dhanatrayodasi and its Origin

Dhanteras or Dhan Teras marks the beginning of Diwali and is observed two days before Diwali. It is the thirteenth day of the dark fortnight of Kartik Month and is also known as Dhantra Yodashi. In 2011, Dhanteras is on October 24. The importance of Dhanteras is that a new utensil or gold or silver […]

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The True Meaning of Dhanteras or Dhanatrayodashi

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The True Meaning of Dhanteras or Dhanatrayodashi

AS the country gears up to celebrate a time of great joy and rejoice in a multitude of festivities including light, sweets, gifts and new possessions, one can’t help but wonder the real significance of this festive season. Case in point, bring up the word ‘Dhanteras’ and chances are everyone around you will immediately talk […]

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