Poetess Somdatta Mitra-Dhanteras,a celebration of spiritual victory

Country : India


A long awaited celebration of spiritual victory ,

And Diwali festivities to enthrall witnessing the shimmery.

Dhanteras brings prosperity and wealth ,

Lord Ganesh and Goddess Laxmi are worshipped with pomp,

Beliefs of wealth existing alongwith her footsteps .

As a famous Hindu festival ,

Dhanteras falls on the month of Kartik ( October – November ) .

Celebrated just two days before Diwali ,

People buy multiple expensive items like gold , silver , vehicles and utensils.

Cleaning houses and decorating is a tradition ,

On this auspicious day Lord Dhanwantari ,

The God of Auyurveda and good health,

Is evoked in a spiritual melody.

Pragmatic beliefs are cornered over mythology ,

Decorative lights , lamps , paintings illuminate houses with a glory.

Huge crowds gather in the markets ,

Dhanteras brings health , prosperity and wealth.

Silver coins fulfil the desires ,

Of those who cannot afford to buy expensive gifts.

The best time to accord with celebrations ,

Smiles hover around with the gleam .

Houses decked up with lights and earthen lamps.

Worship of cow and calf, Is also a part of this majestic celebration .

New businesses and ventures takes to a manifold,

Worshipping Lord Kuber and Goddess Laxmi coronets the pious occasion.

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