Dhanteras marks the first day of the five-day festival of Diwali, which is celebrated to honour the homecoming of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. ‘Dhan’ means wealth and ‘teras’ means the 13th day of the moon cycle. This festival of wealth is celebrated in the month of Karthik, on the 13th day of Karthik Krishna Paksh. And, on this day, people clean their houses and decorate it before the evening puja. They also make imprints of little feet with rice flour at the entrance of the house and near the temple. Decking up the entrance with flowers, colours, rangolis, devotees light up diyas all around the place. What’s more, it is considered auspicious to buy new things on Dhanteras — especially gold ornaments and silver utensils — in order to bring luck and prosperity to the house.
This year, it falls on October 17. To celebrate the day, many Twitter users posted greetings, jokes, photos and images to wish each other on Dhanteras. A few other social media users spilled some gyaan on the special occasion. While some said that people shouldn’t “pollute” the environment this festive season, others added a pinch of humour to their tweets! Check out some reactions here.
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) October 17, 2017
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) October 17, 2017
Happy #Dhanteras – The festival where we buy gold for future prosperity, and jewellers sell gold for immediate prosperity.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) October 17, 2017
People on #Dhanteras : Sona lo
Me on #Dhanteras : Sone do
— Patakha Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) October 17, 2017
— Adivaraha (@vajrayudha11) October 17, 2017
— Kiran Pathak (@justmekiran) October 17, 2017
— Gaurav Bajaj (@thegauravbajaj) October 17, 2017
*DHAN* miley ki
confuse ho jaao ki
*Account khole ya Bank…. 😂*
— Wanderer (@Ranjana_Dalvi) October 17, 2017
— AspiRise (@AspiRise1) October 17, 2017
So, what’s your #Dhanteras message today? Tell us in the comments below.