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The traditional Indian Standard of time keeping is through calendar which is known as Panchang . This name is derived from Sanskrit word, astrologers consult the Panchangam to set auspicious dates for corporate mergers, festivals, and other rituals too. On daily basis Panchang constitutes of auspicious and an inauspicious moments by combination of Tithi, Chaughadia, Yoga, Dasha. These directly or indirectly affects our life as each and every Panchang has a deep message to convey us.

Dhanteras ( Hindi : धनतेरस, Sanskrit/Marathi : धनत्रयोदशी) is the first day of the five-day Diwali Festival as celebrated in India. The festival, known as "Dhanatrayodashi" or "Dhanvantari Trayodashi".The word Dhan means wealth and Teras means 13th day as per Hindu calendar. It is celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) in the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin. On Dhanteras, Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped to provide prosperity and well being.

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Vishnu and Lakshmi Seated on a Lotus Blossum, early 1900s India, Pahari Hills, Kangra school, 19th century | Cleveland Museum of Art

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WHY DO I LOVE INDIA??? BECAUSE IT IS SERIOUSLY AWESOME!!! Spent months in India...loved it so much we just couldn't leave. It's a place you need to be in for a decent amount of time before you can really understand it.....but once I settled in and got comfortable....I fell in love!!!!.....with the people, with the country, with the land. The peacock is India's national bird.

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