Dhanteras is celebrated on the 13th lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik. This year Dhanteras Puja will be observed on Tuesday, November 02, 2021.
Dhanteras 2021: Dhanteras also known as Dhantrayodashi is the first day of five days long Diwali festivities. It is celebrated on the 13th lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik. On the day of Dhantrayodashi, Goddess Lakshmi came out of the ocean during the churning of the Milky Sea. Therefore, on this day Goddess Lakshmi, along with Lord Kubera who is the God of wealth, is worshipped on the auspicious day of Trayodashi.
The day of Dhanteras is also observed as Dhanwantari Triodasi or Dhanvantri Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the God of Ayurveda. It is believed that Lord Dhanvantari bestowed the wisdom of Ayurveda to mankind to help get rid of the suffering of disease. Interestingly, the Ministry of AYUSH observes Dhanteras as the “National Ayurveda Day”.
The word Dhanteras is derived from Dhan means wealth in Hindi and Teras which means thirteenth. On Dhanteras, Lakshmi Puja is performed and diyas are lighted in the evening.
This year Dhanteras will be observed on Tuesday, November 02, 2021. Dhanteras Puja muhurat is from 06:18 to 08:11.
Shopping is done on Abhijeet Muhurta, on Dhanteras. Abhijit Muhurta is from 11:42 AM to 12:26 AM.
Dhanteras Puja is performed in the evening after sunset. According to drikpanchang, Lakshmi Puja on Dhanteras or Dhantrayodashi should be done during Pradosh Kaal which starts after sunset and approximately lasts for 2 hours and 24 minutes.
- Pradosh Kaal: 05:35 to 08:11
- Vrishabha Kaal: 06:18 to 08:14
- Trayodashi tithi begins at 11:31 am on Nov 02, 2021
- Trayodashi tithi ends at 09:02 am on Nov 03, 2021
There is a common belief that Goddess Lakshmi visits the homes of her devotees and fulfills their wishes on Dhanteras. Therefore, on this day people light diyas and kept them burning all through the night in honour of Lakshmi and Dhanvantari.
Since this day is considered extremely auspicious, Hindus make new purchases, especially of gold or silver articles and new utensils. Some people even purchase appliances and automobiles. It is believed that making a purchase on this day brings good luck, splendour and health benefits.
On this day, a Deepak is lit outside the home on Trayodashi tithi. It is believed that Deepak pleases Lord Yama, and he protects family members from any accidental death. Yama Deepam Sayan sandhya is from 05:35 pm to 06:53 pm, November 02, 2021.