Dhanteras 2020

Dhanteras is the festival celebrated on the Trayodashi of Krishna Paksha in Kartik month. Dhanteres is also known as Dhan Trayodashi and Dhanvantari Jayanti. It is believed that on this day, the father of Ayurvedic medicine, Dhanvantari Dev, appeared with the Amrit from Samudra Manthan. Hence Dhanateresa is also called Dhanvantari Jayanti. When Dhanvantari Dev appeared after the samudra manthan, he had an urn full of amrit in his hand. For this reason, there is a tradition of buying utensils on the day of Dhan Teresa. Deepawali begins with the festival of Dhanteras. On the day of Dhanteras, worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber (treasurer of wealth). They will bless you with wealth & prosperity.

This year this day will be celebrated on 13th November
Dhanteras Muhurta: 17: 34: 00 to 18:01:28
Duration: 0 Hours 27 Minutes
Pradosh Period: 17: 28: 10 to 20:07:11
Trisha Period: 17: 34: 00 to 19:29:51

Dhanteras is considered to be one of the most auspicious days for doing any new work and purchasing new items. Especially, for the business community, this day is extremely important for investing, buying, and building new projects. On the day of Dhantrayodashi, it is believed that Goddess Lakshmi arrives on earth and blesses everyone with wealth and prosperity.

Scriptural law of dhanteras

  1. On Udayavipini Trayodashi of Krishna Paksha, dhanteras is celebrated in Kartik month. Here Udayavipini Trayodashi means that, if the date of Trayodashi begins with the sun rise, Dhanteras should be celebrated.
  2. During the Pradosh Kaal (the three Muhurats after sunset) on the day of Dhanteres, a diya is offered to Yamraj. If both the days of Trayodashi date are touched by Pradosh Kaal or not, then in both the cases, Deepdan is done on the second day.

Worshipping and religious rituals of Dhanteras

The greatest wealth of human life is good health, therefore, on the incarnation day of Ayurveda’s god Dhanvantari i.e. Dhanteras, this festival should be celebrated for the attainment of good health.

  1. On Dhanteras, there is a law for worshiping Dhanvantari Dev of performing Shodashopachara i.e. 16 activities. These include Asanas, Padya, Arghya, Achman (Aromatic Drinking Water), Bath, Clothing, Jewelry, Odor (Saffron-Sandalwood), Flower, Incense, Deep, Naivedya, Achaman (Pure Water), Dakshinukta Tambool, Aarti, Parikrama etc.
  2. There is a tradition of buying brass and silver utensils on Dhanteras. It is believed that buying utensils leads to wealth prosperity. On this basis, it is called Dhantrayodashi or Dhanteras.
  3. On this day, lamps should be lit on the main gate and courtyard of the house because the festival of Deepawali starts with Dhanteras.
  4. On the day of Dhanteras, in the evening, a lamp is offered to Yama Dev. It is believed that by doing this, one gets freedom from the fear of death god Yama.

These are some gifts which you can present to your loved ones, friends, and family during Dhanteras.

  • Brass vessels
  • Idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi
  • Hampers of sweets or homemade sweets
  • Silver coins of Lakshmi & Ganesha

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