First day of Diwali Dhanteras celebrated in the old city


Citizen Journalist Pictures by Sandeep Singh

People buying utensils on the occasion of Dhanteras, a Hindu festival associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, at Moti Bazaar market in the old city today.dhanteras (6)  dhanteras (1)  dhanteras (2) dhanteras (3)  dhanteras (4)  dhanteras (5)

Dhanteras or Dhanatrayodashi means Dhan means wealth and Teras means 13th day as per Hindu calendar.

The festival is celebrated two day before Diwali and holds special significance for the business community due to the customary purchases of precious metals on this day.

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