Dhanteras( Laxmi Pooja/Dhanvantari Jayanti)Date 2016 to 2021, Pooja Muhurt(Time)2016,About Dhanteras,Mantra

Dhanteras marks the first day of five-days-long Diwali Festival.Dhanteras Festival, also known as Dhantrayodashi or Dhanwantari Triodasi, falls on the auspicious thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Kartik (October/November). In the word Dhanteras, "Dhan" stands for wealth. On Dhanteras Goddess Laxmi is worshiped to provide prosperity and well being.Here is Information about Dhanteras festival Date of year 2016 to year 2021 and many more information.

Dhanteras Date Year 2016 to 2021

Dhanteras Festival Date Year 2016: 28 October Friday
Dhanteras Festival Date Year 2017: 17 October Tuesday
Dhanteras Festival Date Year 2018: 5 November Monday
Dhanteras Festival Date Year 2019: 26 October Saturday
Dhanteras Festival Date Year 2020: 13 November Friday
Dhanteras Festival Date Year 2021: 2 November Tuesday

Pooja Muhurt(Timing) of Dhanteras2016

Dhanteras Pooja Mu hurt = 18:00 to 18:20
Duration = 0 Hours 19 Mins
Prado sh Kaal = 16:57 to 19:30
Vrishabha Kaal = 18:00 to 19:59

Trayodashi Tit hi Starts = 16:15 on 27/Oct/2016
Trayodashi Tit hi Ends = 18:20 on 28/Oct/2016

About Dhanteras

Dhanteras being a festival of wealth, also has a significance of purchases of new and expensive possessions.Many Indians set up their businesses, launch new projects, hold housewarming, and set wedding dates on this day.Dhanteras is regarded as an auspicious occasion to buy some gold or silver articles.Many people shop for new utensils for their household.

Diwali is preceded by the festival like Dhanteras, and Choti Diwali, and followed by Govardhan Pooja and Bhai Dooj.'Dhanteras' or'Dhantrayodashi' , takes place two days before Diwali , in honour of Dhanavantari, the physician of the gods and an incarnation of Vishnu.As such this day of five-day Diwali festival has a great importance for the rich mercantile community of India.The legend of Samudramanthan has the importance of these celebrations.

On this day, houses and business premises are renovated and decorated.Entrances of the houses are decorated with lovely traditional motifs of Rangoli designs to welcome the Goddess wealth and prosperity.To indicate her long-awaited arrival, small footprints are drawn with rice flour and vermilion powder all over the houses.Lamps are kept burning all through the nights.'Lakshmi-Pooja' is performed in the evening when tiny diyas of clay are lighted to drive away the shadows of evil spirits.'Bhajans'-devotional songs-in praise of Goddess Laxmi are sung and 'Naivedya' of traditional sweets is offered to the Goddess.

Dhanteras Story


According to this story, when the gods and demons churned the ocean for Amrut or nectar, Dhanavantri, the physician of the gods and an incarnation of Vishnu emerged carrying a jar of the elixir.Another interesting story about this day is of the sixteen year old son of King Hima.As per his horoscope he was doomed to die by a snake-bite on the fourth day of his marriage.On that particular fourth day of his marriage his young wife did not allow him to sleep.She laid all the ornaments and lots of Gold and silver coins in a big heap at the entrance of her husband's boudoir and lighted innumerable lamps all over the place.And she went on telling stories and singing songs.When Yam, the god of Death arrived of those brilliant lights and he could not enter the Prince's chamber.So hr climbed on top of the heap of the ornaments and coins and sat there whole night listening to the melodious songs.In the morning he quietly went away.Thus the young wife saved her husband from the clutches of death.Since then this day of Dhanteras came to be known as the day of 'Yamadeepdaan'and lamps are kept burning throughout the night in reverential adoration to Yam, the god of death.

Dhanteras Mantra

|| Om Na mo Bhagavate Ma ha Sudharshana Vasudevaya Dhanvantaraye;
Amrutha Kalasa Hasthaaya Sarva Bhaya Vinasaya Sarva Roka Nivaranaya
Thri Lokya Path aye Thri Lokya Nithaye Sri Ma ha Vishnu Swarupa
Sri Dhanvantri Swarupa Sri Sri Sri Aoushata Chakra Narayana Swaha ||

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