Dhanteras puja time, date, all schedule you need to know
2019 Dhanteras timing
This year, Dhanteras has to be celebrated on October 25, 2019. The most auspicious time for performing
The essence of Dhanteras puja
During the churning of the ocean by the gods and demons, Goddess Lakshmi emerged from the sea with a host of other treasures. It is said the emergence of Lakshmi happened on the dhantrayodashi and hence the Dhanteras puja is performed on this day. It is believed that Lakshmi puja performed on the day of Dhanteras will bring prosperity and wealth into the homes. This puja will invite auspiciousness, hope and wellness into the families. Dhanteras puja also marks a holy and happy beginning of the Diwali festivities over the next five days.
Lighting of Yam Deep
The most auspicious ritual performed on the day of Dhanteras is lighting of Yama Deep. Yama is the god of death. The legend behind Dhanteras says how a chaste woman saved the life of her husband from Yama on this day. The best place to light the Yama Deep is southwest. Lighting of Yama Deep is said to ward off evil and bring happiness, longevity and wellness inside the family.
Shopping on Dhanteras
People buy gold, silver, brass and copper utensils on the day of Dhanteras. Buying vehicles is recommended on Dhanteras, but since it is not advised to buy iron on this day, the billing must be done before the day of Dhanteras and delivery can be taken on this day. Things that must not be bought on Dhanteras include iron objects, sharp objects, and things in black.
People perform Lakshmi puja and Kuber puja on the day of Dhanteras. Especially Dhanteras is very important for the business community for starting new ventures and new accounting procedures. On the day of Dhanteras, perform the puja in the Pradosh Kaal immediately after sunset during the right muhurat. Install the idols of Lakshmi, Kuber and Ganesh on a pedestal covered with red cloth. Install a Kalash or holy pot. The important offerings kept in the puja include gold and silver coins, badasha, peda, sweets, special dishes made at home, betel leaves and nuts, fruits and coconut. Perform holy bath for the idols, chant the mantras, make the offerings and conclude the puja with arati. Gift sweets and money to employees, visitors and the needy people.
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