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Dhanteras: Puja Vidhi and Importance

The festival of Dhanteras is celebrated two days before Diwali. Maa Lakshmi, the god of wealth Kuber, Dhanvantari ji and Yamraj, the god of death, are worshiped on this day. There is also a tradition of buying gold and silver and utensils for the house on this day. It is believed that on this day, by worshiping the rituals, there is always the abode of happiness and prosperity in the family. Know the worship method of Dhanteras, auspicious time, importance.

Auspicious Muhurat of Dhanteras Puja –

The festival of Dhanteras is celebrated on the Trayodashi date of Kartik Krishna Paksha. This date will start on November 2 at 11.31 AM and end on November 3 at 09:02 AM. Pradosh Kaal will remain from 05:35 pm to 08:11 pm. The Muhurta of Dhanteras Puja will be from 06:17 PM to 08:11 PM in the evening. The timing of Yama Deepam will be from 05:35 PM to 06:53 PM.

Dhanteras Puja Method-

At the time of Dhanteras Puja, install the idols of Lord Surya, Lord Ganesha, Mother Durga, Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Mata Lakshmi, Kuber Dev and Lord Dhanvantari. After this, do Shodashopachar worship of Lord Dhanvantari. Offer Gandha, Abir, Gulal, Flowers, Roli, Akshat to Lord Dhanvantari. Chant his mantras. Offer them kheer. Offer Shriphal and Dakshina to Lord Dhanvantari. At the end of the puja, perform aarti with camphor. Then light a lamp at the main entrance of the house. Light a lamp in the name of the deity Yama.

There is a tradition of buying brass, silver, steel utensils on the day of Dhanteras. It is believed that buying utensils on this day brings wealth and prosperity.

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On this day, in the evening, lamps are lit in the main entrance and courtyard of the house. Because from this day the festival of Diwali begins.


In the evening on Dhanteras, a lamp is also lit in the name of Lord Yama. It is believed that by doing this Yamdev is pleased and protects the members of the family from premature death.

What to buy on Dhanteras?

Buying new things like gold, silver, brass is considered auspicious on this day. Along with this, buying coriander and broom is also auspicious on this day.

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