2023 Diwali festivities is about to begin with Dhanteras. As Dhanteras known as Dhantrayodashi and Dhanvantari Trayodashi, which is consider an auspicious day to make new beginnings, buy gold and silver, new utensils and other household items.
Dhanteras is celebrate on Trayodashi or 13th lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu calendar month of Ashvin or Kartika.
Goddess Laxmi is worship with Lord Kubera, the God of wealth on Dhanteras.
Dhanteras is also observe as Dhanvantari Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the God of Ayurveda.
It is believe that Lord Dhanvantari, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, was born during the churning of milk ocean with pot full of amrita (immortality nectar) in one hand and Ayurveda on the other, he is consider Hindu God of health, healing, and Ayurvedic medicine, and was task with spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda to the world.
Dhanteras is also celebrate as National Ayurveda Day.
Date of Dhanteras 2023
Dhanteras will be observe on 10th November 2023.
- Narak Chaturdashi or Chhoti Diwali (11th November 2023),
- Deepawali or Diwali and Lakshmi Puja (12th November 2023),
- Govardhan Puja (13th November 2023),
- Bhaiya Dooj (14th November 2023)
Time and Shubh Muhurat of Dhanteras 2023
The shubh muhurat for Dhanteras puja will be from 5:47 pm to 7:43 pm and will last for almost 2 hours.
- Dhanteras Puja Muhurat: 5:47pm to 7:43pm (Duration: 1 hour 56 minutes)
Yama Deepam on Friday, 10th November, 2023
- Pradosh Kaal: 5:30 pm to 8:08 pm
- Vrishabha Kaal: 5:47 pm to 7:43 pm
- Trayodashi Tithi Begins – 12:35 pm on 10th November, 2023
- Trayodashi Tithi Ends – 1:57 pm on 11th November, 2023
Puja on Dhanteras 2023
Goddess Lakshmi, Ganesha, Dhanvantri and lord Kubera are worship and flowers, garlands, and prasad of lapsi or atta halwa, coriander seeds mix with jaggery or boondi laddoo can be offered to the Gods.
During the puja, three forms of Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess MahaLakshmi, Maha Kaali and Goddess Saraswati are worship.
Story of Dhanteras
As it is believe that on the day of Dhanteras or Dhantrayodashi, Goddess Lakshmi emerge out of the ocean during the Sagar (Samudra) Manthan or churning of the milky sea along with Lord Kubera, the God of wealth and the two are worship on the auspicious day of Trayodashi.
Lord Dhanvantari was the last to emerge during Sagar Manthan when the Devas and Asuras were churning the sea, with the nectar of immortality (Amrit).
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