Women perform Dhanteras Puja. Image Source: IANS

October 22 : Dhantrayodashi 2019 is one of the most auspicious Hindu festivals and it marks the beginning of the 5 day grand festival of Diwali . Since the festival falls on Trayodashi tithi of the Krishna Paksha in the Kartik month as per the Hindu calendar . This is how the festival got its name Dhantrayodashi.

After Dhanteras, the festival gets complete with the celebrations of Chotti Diwali or Naraka Chaturdasi (October 27), Lakshmi Puja Diwali festival (October 27), Govardhan Puja (October 28) and Bhai Duj (October 29). The term ‘Dhanteras’ has a meaning- ‘Dhan’ means wealth and ‘Teras’ means the 13th day of the Kartik month. Devotees pray to Lakshmi Devi to usher wealth and good times into their lives and homes. Also Lord Kubera- The God of Wealth is worshipped on this day. It is important that Lakshmi Puja should be observed during the Pradosh Kaal period.

Date & Timing of Dhanteras Shubh Muhurat

Sunrise: 25 October 2019 06:31 am

Sunset 25 October 2019 05:49 pm

The Dhanteras Shubh Muhurat will prevail for one hour and that is between 07:08 pm to 08:15 pm

Trayodashi Tithi begins at 07:08 pm (25 October 2019) and ends on 03:46 pm (26 October 2019)

Pradosh Kaal timings extend between October 25, 05:49 pm - October 25, 08:22 pm

The Vrishabha Kaal will extend between 06:50 pm - 08:45 pm

Additional Information: The above panchang is generated for Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. To change the date and place, go to Panchang

Why buy gold for Dhanteras? Know the Mythological significance

If the timings are observed carefully, then it will bring in money and happiness into the family, Dhanteras is a special day for all those who do business, and therefore the day is celebrated very religiously.

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