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Five day long festivities of ‘Diwali’ begins

Five day long festivities of ‘Diwali’ have begun on Friday. Dhanteras is being celebrated on Friday. People conduct Dhanvantri Puja on the occasion of Dhanteras. The festival of Dhanteras is celebrated every year two days before Deepawali.

‘Dhanvantari’ who is worshipped on the occasion of Dhanteras is the god of Ayurveda who imparted the wisdom of Ayurveda for the betterment of mankind. It is believed that goddess ‘Dhanvantari’ was born in this day by churning ocean. 

The Markets are decked up with candles, lights, earthen lamps and other decorative items. Friends and families get together, light ‘Diyas’ or earthen lamps in their houses, feast on sweet delicacies, exchange gifts, play games and burn crackers. 

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