Dhanteras is considered as the festival of wealth and marks the beginning of five day Diwali celebrations. Check out some great ideas for Dhanteras presents.

Dhanteras Gifts

The word ‘Diwali’ or ‘Deepavali’ literally means ‘rows of lights’ in Sanskrit. The festival is celebrated with full zest and enthusiasm throughout India. On this auspicious occasion people light up their homes, terrace and backyards with diyas/candles and worship Goddess Lakshmi to seek her divine blessings. Diwali has many legends associated with it. Diyas or candles are lit to signify the awakening of light within ourselves and driving away of darkness and ignorance.


Diwali is the perfect time for family gatherings, food, poojas and celebration. Diwali is celebrated for 5 successive days in autumn, and each day has its own significance. ‘Dhanteras’ marks the beginning of five day festival. The second day is celebrated as ‘Narak Chaturdashi’ and is also known as ‘Chotti Diwali’. The third day is the main festival, which is known as ‘Badi Diwali’. Govardhan Pooja is done on the fourth day, where people worship Lord Govardhan. The last day is meant to honor the brother-sister relationship, popularly known as Bhai Dooj. Dhanteras falls on the thirteenth (Trayodashi) day of Krishna Paksha of the Hindu month; hence it is also called Dhantrayodashi (‘Dhan’ means wealth). It is considered as the festival of wealth and marks the beginning of five day Diwali. Dhanteras is also known as ‘Yamadeepan’, as Lord Yama (God of Death) is worshipped on this day; to prevent an untimely death in the family. Hence people light diyas the whole night, to keep away evil spirit from their homes. Many Indians inaugurate their businesses, renovate their homes, purchase gold and launch new projects on this auspicious day. They also make it a point to exchange Dhanteras gifts with friends and family. It is believed that when you receive new ‘Dhan’ (wealth) or some form of precious metal, it is a sign of good luck, thus Dhanteras marks one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

Dhanteras Gift Ideas
Don’t you feel overjoyed when you receive a gift on the auspicious day of Dhanteras? Similarly, others too would appreciate a gift on this occasion. So here are few ideas that might help you to choose a special gift for Dhanteras.

Brass Vessel
A beautiful brass vessel can be something ethnic for a Dhanteras gift. The brass vessels are usually golden in color and that gives an attractive look to the dining table. In addition, this brass bowl can be filled with fruits or salads. This Dhanteras gift will surely make a special place in the recipient’s heart.

Brass Kalash
The Brass Kalash can be another exclusive Dhanteras gift for your family, friends and colleagues. The Kalash symbolizes your desire of offering the best ever to god and it is one of the general things required for Diwali Puja.

Omkara Idol
This can be one of the best Dhanteras gift for someone who strongly believes in the festival of Dhanteras. Omkara has its own importance in the Hindu mythology. It is considered to be the first sound that was ever echoed in the universe. So why not gift a beautifully hand carved Omkara idol.

Dhanteras Gift Hampers
In case you are unable to think of any alternative for Dhanteras, you can very well choose the Dhanteras baskets or gift hampers. The gift basket contains brass items (a set of six glasses) and you can also include a box of sweets with the gift basket.