Shree Ram Mandir (Walsall) is a Hindu Mandir (temple), community centre and a place of worship for the local Hindu community.
It was named as Shree Hindu Mandir prior to 1986 and then changed to Shree Ram Mandir in May 1991.
The first day of Diwali is called DhanTeras (Dhanvantari Trayodashi), and it marks the official beginning of the Diwali festivities. This day has great significance in many parts of India as people consider this as a very auspicious day and Muhurat. The thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha (as per the Hindu Calendar), the dark fortnight of the month of Karthik is DhanTeras which is a special day. On this day, Lord Dhanvantari is believed to have come out of the ocean with Ayurveda, the science of medicine, for the benefit of mankind. People usually buy gold, silver and precious stones, ornaments, new clothes, and utensils on this day. In the evening, children light crackers, and people also light some earthen lamps outside their homes. In some parts of India, like Gujarat, this day is religiously held even more important than the actual Deepawali day, and people hold Lakshmi, Kuber (the Hindu God of riches) and Ganesha Pooja on this day. Yantras are also worshipped during this day to gain benefits. Buy the golden plated Meru Thrush Yantra or the Shree Yantra which symbolizes Goddess Laxmi.