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Dhanteras 2023: Here’s All You Need To Know About The Puja Timings, Shubh Muhurat, Puja Vidhi, Among Other Details

Let's delve into the history and significance of Dhanteras and also learn about the auspicious timings in order to ensure that everything goes perfectly.

Edited By : Malika Sahni | Updated: Nov 10, 2023 09:24 IST
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Dhanteras, a significant Hindu festival, is joyfully observed across the nation with fervour and delight. On this auspicious occasion, devotees participate in various religious rituals, paying homage to Lord Kuber, Lord Dhanvantari, and Goddess Lakshmi. The illumination of lamps and candles adorning households adds to the festive spirit. Traditionally, Dhanteras precedes Diwali, occurring on the Trayodashi date of Krishna Paksha in the month of Kartik, as per the Hindu calendar. This year, Dhantrayodashi falls on November 10th.

Puja Timings for Dhanteras 2023

The auspicious time for Dhanteras puja today is from 5:47 pm to 7:43 pm, lasting for 1 hour and 56 minutes. The Pradosh Kaal begins at 05:30 pm and continues until 08:08 pm.

Auspicious Shopping Muhurats

For those seeking to make purchases on this propitious day, the Abhijeet Muhurta extends from 11:43 am to 12:26 pm, offering a highly favourable window. Additional auspicious Choghadiya for shopping include 11:59 am to 1:22 pm and 4:07 pm to 5:30 pm.

Dhanteras Pujan Vidhi

During the evening of Dhanteras, establish idols of Kuber and Dhanvantari facing north. Illuminate a ghee lamp in front of each deity. Offer white sweets to Lord Kuber and yellow sweets to Dhanvantari. Chant “Om Hreem Kuberaya Namah” during the puja, followed by the recitation of “Dhanvantari Stotra.” After the puja, place Kuber at the wealth location and Dhanvantari at the worship place on Diwali.

Significance of Lamp Donation on Dhanteras

Donating lamps on Dhanteras is considered auspicious, believed to ward off untimely death in the house. Thirteen lamps are lit at the main entrance, and an additional thirteen are lit inside the house. The main lamp, lit at night before sleeping, eliminates negative energy. Using an old lamp, it is placed outside the house facing south, associated with the direction of Yama, the god of death.

History of Dhanteras

Legend has it that during the churning of the ocean on Trayodashi of Kartik Krishna Paksha, Lord Dhanvantari emerged holding a pot full of nectar. This auspicious event marked the inception of Dhanteras. Additionally, the tradition of buying utensils on this day is believed to bring good fortune, prosperity, and health. On Dhanteras, rituals are dedicated to Kubera, the god of wealth, further enhancing the festival’s significance.

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First published on: Nov 10, 2023 09:24 AM IST

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