Dhanteras Commonly Known Dhantrayodashi is the first day of the five day long Diwali festivals. Dhanteras is one of the most important Hindu religious festivals that are celebrated around this time of the year. It is One of the most important Hindu religious festivals celebrated in India. ‘Dhan’ means wealth and ‘teras’ means the thirteenth day of the moon cycle. It falls on the thirteenth lunar day of Karthik Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Karthik. This year Dhanteras will be celebrated on October 28.
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Dhanteras 2016 Puja Vidhi, Muhurat & Auspicious Timings:
Lakshmi Puja should be done during Pradosh Kaal which starts after sunset and approximately lasts for 2 hours and 24 minutes. Dhanteras is a highly celebrated festival is mostly celebrated in India
Dhanteras 2016 Puja Muhurat:
Pradosh kaal:5:35 pm – 6:20 pm
Trayodashi Tithi starts: 5:35 pm – 8:21 pm
Trayodashi Tithi ends = 6:20 pm on October 28
Dhanteras 2016 Puja Vidhi :
- Firstly rangoli's can be made inorder to welcome Goddess Lakshmi.
- Small footprints can be made on the floor to symbolise the Goddess’ arrival.
- You may offer Puja to Lord Ganesha and Lakshmi Puja during Pradosh Kaal.
- One can also buy news utensils made of metal/steel and gold jewellery.
Lakshmi puja in the evening is an important part of the celebrations and devotees sing praises to goddess Lakshmi. Along with marigold flowers, cereals including wheat, urad dal, moong dal, gram, barley and masoor dal are used while performing puja.