Dhanteras – Festival of Wealth and Prosperity
The festival of Dhanteras falls in the month of Kartik on the thirteen day of the dark fortnight. The festival of Dhanteras is also known as Dhantrayodashi. The auspicious day is celebrated two days before the Diwali. At this day people pray to the Goddess Lakshmi for prosperous life and well being. They worship Lord Ganesha and goddess Lakshmi together. There is a custom of buying and bringing new things at home which makes the meaning that Lakshmi came home. On this day Dhanteras embrace a unique worth for the business communities as they make customary buy of the valuable metals.
This year 2017, Dhanteras would be celebrated at Monday, 17th of October by the people with the great happiness and joy.
Shubh Mahurat for Puja on Dhanteras 2017
The Shubh Mahurat of Lord Ganesha and Lakshmi puja on the day of Dhanteras is: - From 5.48 PM to 7.15 PM.
Story of Dhanteras
There are several popular legendary stories to explain the foundation of this celebration. One famous story is about Dhanteras is related to the son of Kind "Hima" and his intelligent wife. It was predicted about the king "Hima" that he would be died on the fourth day of his marriage and the reason behind of his death would be snake bite. When his wife came to know about such a prediction she decided not to let her husband die and for this she made a plan. On the fourth day of their marriage she collected all the wealth and jewelery at the entrance of her husband boudoir and lighted lamps all round the place and started telling stories and singing songs one after another in order to not let husband sleep. In the mid night Lord Yama (The God of Death) arrived there in guise of a snake. The bright lights of the lamps lit by the wife of the king’s son blinded his eyes and he could not enter to the chamber. For the whole night therefore he could not get any chance and in the morning he left the place quietly. Thus, the wife saved her husband's life form the cruel clutches of death. Since then the day of Dhanteras is also known as the day of "Yamadeepdaan".
The festival of Dhanteras is celebrated with joy and happiness. On this eve, people worship of Goddess of Wealth and God of death. Lord Yama (God of Death) for receiving in the form of good prosperity and health. People decorate their houses and offices.
Purchasing new coins or utensil made of precious metal such as Silver or Gold on Dhanteras has become very popular as it considered to bring good luck and auspicious.
Benefit of Dhanteras Puja
This puja brings wealth, health and prosperity.
Remove all type of Dosha and improve longevity.
This puja is to promote financial prosperity and stability.
It is recommended for overall materialistic and spiritual development.