Importance of Dhanteras
Dhanteras, the festival that comes two days before diwali, is celebrated on the trayodasi day of the krishna paksha of kartik month. Kuber, the god of wealth, is worshiped on this day and a lamp is installed for him in the temple.
A lamp is also lit for yamraj, the god of death, but after eating everyone's food in the house, the housewives of the house before sleeping light this lamp outside the house and go to sleep.
It is believed that the lamp of dhanteras is lit inside the house for kuber and outside the house for yamraj at the door.
Dhanvantari's incarnation took place on this day. At that time both the gods and the demons together were churning in the middle of the ocean. On the day dhanvantari who is considered to be part incarnation of vishnu. As a great physician, he was incarnated for health benefits. That day was also on the day of trayodasi of krishna paksha of kartik month.
According to the story described in the scriptures, the incarnation of dhanvantari who appeared with an urn is considered important for healthy gains. Amrit kalash in which the boon of immortality was proven. In the thirteenth year of the churning of the ocean as the last gem, dhanvanti was incarnated with the nectar urn.
The churning of the ocean took place by making the mandarachal mountain a churn. Whose kurma avatar was installed on the tortoise of mandarachal mountain. In samudra manthan, sheshnag was churned through vasuki. It is said that the churning of the ocean lasted for 13 years.
For good luck and prosperity, buying silver or metal items on the day of dhanteras brings good luck and is beneficial.