Dhanteras, is also known as Dhanatrayodashi, it marks the starting of the festive days. Diwali is known as the festival of Tihar in Nepal. This year, Dhanteras 2021 will be celebrated on November 2, Tuesday. Home decorations, cleaning, buying new utensils and preparing sweets and snacks for the festival begin on this day.
Panchamrit is a word combined from two words – ‘panch’ meaning five and ‘amrit’ meaning nectar of God. Therefore, panchamrit is made up of five items namely milk, curd, sugar, honey and ghee, all these are combined together to make this holy drink. It is served as prasad after puja on Dhanteras.
Boondi ladoo is considered the favourite sweet of Lord Ganesha. It is served the most during the puja on Dhanteras.
It is a complete meal cooked at home to begin the festival of lights Diwali. It is prepared on the day of Dhanteras and is offered to Goddess Lakshmi as deity.
Atte ka Halwa
Whole wheat halwa or atte ka halwa is prepared in clarified butter and milk and is a famous prasad served in North India.
Kheer or rice pudding is made with milk, rice and jaggery and is auspicious and a must-have on Dhanteras. It is a favourite of all the people of North India and, therefore, no festival is complete without its preparation.