Donating lamps on Dhanteras holds importance as it is believed to alleviate financial burdens from one’s household, as described in the scriptures. Dhanteras is said to multiply your wealth by thirteenfold, and any auspicious deed performed on this day is rewarded similarly. It is thought that by engaging in such activities, you please Mother Lakshmi, who bestows her blessings upon your family for the entire year.
Acharya Pandit Gopal Prasad Khaddar states that Dhanteras is a festival that ushers in happiness and prosperity, inviting positive energy into our homes. It is a time when Mother Lakshmi’s blessings shower us with wealth. The act of donating lamps on Dhanteras carries special significance. According to mythology, Dhanteras commemorates the birth of Lord Dhanvantari, revered as the father of Ayurveda. Tradition dictates the lighting of 13 lamps on this day. If you’re unable to light 13, illuminating specific areas in your home with lamps is believed to enhance wealth and prosperity.
As per Acharya’s guidance, lighting lamps in the northeast corner of your during Dhanteras is considered auspicious. Using a red-coloured thread in the lamp, and if feasible, adding some saffron to it is recommended. If you can, keep this lamp burning until Diwali to enhance your good fortune and invoke the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi.
It is advised that on Dhanteras, you should light an oil lamp in your home. Place two Kali Gunja seeds in it, perform worship with Gandhadi, and position it on a mound of grains at your main entrance. Keeping this lamp burning throughout the night without extinguishing it is important. This practice is believed to ensure economic prosperity throughout the year, bringing an increase in both food and wealth to your household with the blessings of Mother Lakshmi.
The banks of the Gomati River are where you can find the unique Gomati Chakra, a sacred shell highly revered by many Hindus, especially those who worship the goddess Lakshmi. This shell is frequently used in puja rituals during the festive celebration of Diwali. Keeping the Gomati Chakra at home and in the workplace is believed to be essential for warding off the evil eye and ensuring the overall success and well-being of one’s family.