The thirteenth day of the Kartik month (lunar side), celebrated on the thirteenth of the Krishna Paksha, Dhanteras fills the lives of the general public with prosperity. Dhanatrayodashi and Dhanvantari Jayanti, known by two names, celebrate the festival of Ayurveda by Samudra Manthan, the discovery of ‘Amrit Kalash’ by Lord Dhanvantari. When the Lord came out of the sea, he had a pot full of ‘Amrit’, due to which we are advised to buy utensils and pans (pots) on the day of Dhan Trayodashi. This festival comes before Diwali and increases the excitement of the coming days.
What is the Timing of Dhanteras?
13th November 2020, Friday
Dhanteras Muhurat For India
- Dhanteras Muhurat : 17:34:00 to 18:01:28
- Duration : 0 Hour 27
- MinutePradosh Kaal : 17:28:10 to 20:07:11
- Vrishabha Kaal: 17:34:00 to 19:29:51
How many days before Diwali is dhanteras?
The first day that marks the festival of Diwali, it is also called Chhoti Diwali. It is celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu calendar of Kartik
How can we worship Dhanteras?
The best gift mankind has is good health and prosperity. The festival of Dhanteras enriches health, well-being and abundance. With the incarnation of Lord Dhanvantari, the father of Ayurveda, this festival came into existence. As expressed, Dhanteras is celebrated to have a long life, a life full of success, wealth and luxury. A healthy person is the abode of a healthy mind, which thrives despite many complications.
What is done on Dhanteras?
- On the day of Dhanteras, Dhanwantari, according to the scriptures, should be worshiped with Shodashopchar. Shodashopchar is a ritual that involves 16 different processes of worship. These include asana, padya, arghya, achaman (fragrant drinking water), bath, garments, ornaments, sulfur (saffron and sandalwood), flowers, dhupa, lamp, naivedya, achaman (pure water), betel nut offerings, aarti. And circumambulation.
- Buying silver and gold utensils on the day of Dhanteras is a ritual. It is known that these utensils play a major role in the loss of money in your home.
- On this festival, the gate and open areas in front of the house light and light the lamp, as it marks the upcoming event Diwali.
- On the day of Dhanteras, lamps are lit in front of Lord Yamaraja, so that the danger and fear surrounding the God of death can be eliminated.
What is the meaning dhanteras?
The festival of Dhanteras marks the first day of grand celebrations for Diwali. It is celebrated on the thirteenth day of the Krishna Paksha of Kartik month, according to the Hindu lunar calendar. ‘Dhan’ means money/ wealth and ‘Teras’ signifies the thirteenth day
What should purchase on Dhanteras?
The beliefs associated with Dhanteras have fueled the shopping craze of the people. Almost all businesses do very well on this day as people flock to the shops to buy a long list of things they are supposed to bring luck and prosperity.
Buy silver or brass utensils and keep them in the eastern direction of your house.
Buying a broom on this day is said to remove poverty from home.
It is also the best day to buy electronic items such as fridges, electric ovens, laptops and mobile phones. Such things need to be kept in the north-east direction of the house.
Business owners can buy a ledger on this day and start a new account. You can also buy stationery and equipment necessary for your profession. Keep this ledger and stationery in the western direction of the house. It is auspicious to keep these things in worship on this day.
Buy 11 Gomti Chakras on Dhanteras, wrap them in yellow cloth and keep the bundles in a security locker for good luck.
One of the most auspicious items to buy on this day is a gold coin on which the image of Goddess Lakshmi is inscribed. On this day this object can be worshiped and kept in a security locker or treasure chest.
On this day, jewelery, silver coins, swastik signs and cosmetic items are purchased the most.
What you should buy or not on Dhanteras
While many people suggest you a list of items you can buy on Dhanteras, there are some items that you should never buy on this day if you do not want to fall into misfortune. Never buy sharp objects, iron items, stainless steel utensils (they contain a large percentage of iron), black items, glass items, fake gold, and oil.
Can we give money on dhanteras?
If you want to buy a car on Dhanteras, do not pay on this day. Gifting on this day is also not auspicious. On the day of Dhanteras, do not repay the loan or pay the previous bills. Never give or take any loan on this day.
What you should do or not on Dhanteras
Remove slippers from main door
The house should be kept clean during Dhanteras and Diwali. One important thing that should be kept in mind is that the main door of the house should not be dirty. Remove all shoe-slippers, dirt, and any kind of obstruction from that area. Goddess Lakshmi enters through the main gate and the filth grieves her and returns back through the door.
Worship these Gods on Dhanteras
On Dhanteras you should worship Kubera, Mata Lakshmi and Vaidya Dhanvantari. Kubera is the protector of your wealth, Goddess Lakshmi who provides wealth and Dhanvantari gives you a healthy body.
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Break out of sleep
Avoid fighting on Dhanteras and Diwali. An atmosphere of happiness should be created in the house. Make sure that you should stop during the day. Laziness brings negativity.
Festive Foods To Celebrate Dhanteras
While there are no special foods for Dhanteras, many people avoid eating non-vegetarian food. Since the festival places so much emphasis on metal, it may be a good idea to include them in some form in their dishes. For example, gold and silver varnka on barfi and peda, or you can use varq to beat your curd as well.