Why do we celebrate Dhanteras?
DhanTeras, the Festival of Wealth, is a sacred Hindu festival. Dhanteras always falls two days before Diwali, the Festival of Lights. In fact, Dhanteras signifies the beginning of the 1st day of celebration among the top Indian festivals Diwali. ‘Dhan’ part of Dhanteras means wealth. ‘Teras’ part means 13 or the 13th. The day after Dhanteras is called ‘Chotti’ Diwali, Chotti means small or smaller.
Each year, the dates of Dhanteras and Diwali can vary corresponding to the Gregorian calendar. The date is determined according to the Hindu lunar calendar. Dhanteras always falls on the 13th lunar-moon day of the Krishna Paksha phase of the moon, in the Hindu month of Karthik. Krishna Paksha is the waning-decreasing phase of the moon in the fortnight. This time always corresponds to the Gregorian October-November period.
Muhurat for Dhanteras:-
“Dhanteras Puja on Friday, October 25, 2019”
Dhanteras Puja Muhurat - 07:08 PM to 08:16 PM
Duration - 01 Hour 08 Mins
Yama Deepam on Saturday, October 26, 2019
Pradosh Kaal -05:43 PM to 08:16 PM
Vrishabha Kaal -06:51 PM to 08:47 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Begins - 07:08 PM on Oct 25, 2019
Trayodashi Tithi Ends - 03:46 PM on Oct 26, 2019
In an ancient legend behind Dhanteras, it is about a 16-year old son of a King called Hima. As per his horoscope, his death was predicted on the 4th day of his marriage, by a snake-bite. But by the devotion and vigil of his newly-wed wife, when the God of Death Yama arrived in the form of a snake, he was dazzled and blinded by the preparation of the shine-lighting of the wife’s jewelry-ornaments, gold-silver coins etc, and the songs that played. To this, the incarnated snake went away, and the King’s son was saved.
On the day of Dhanteras, in the evening natives pray to deities Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Kuber for prosperity, wealth gain, success, work growth, professional rise, promotion, wellbeing, etc. Lakshmi Puja is a major part of Dhantera's festivity.
On Dhanteras, the devotees wake up early, clean their homes and surroundings. Some decorate the area with Diyas-oil lamps, lights, flowers, Rangoli-colorful floor artwork, footprints that represent Goddess Lakshmi footsteps, etc. Many fresh paint their homes and act upon any home repair work. Many buy silver, gold, steel utensils, etc.
Three things you should do this Dhanteras:-
A Mantra for Goddess Lakshmi:
Om Hreem Shreem MahaLakshmaye Namah
(Updated Date & Time :- 2019-10-15 15:26:22 )
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