Dhanteras is the first day of the five-day Diwali Festival as celebrated in India. The word Dhan means wealth and Teras means 13th day as per Hindu calendar. It is celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik.
On Dhanteras, Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped to provide prosperity and well being. Dhanteras holds special significance for the business community due to the customary purchases of precious metals on this day. In the evening, the lamp is lit and Dhan-Lakshmi is welcomed into the house. Alpana or Rangoli designs are drawn on pathways including the goddess’ footprints to mark the arrival of Lakshmi. Aartis or devotional hymns are sung eulogizing Goddess Lakshmi and sweets and fruits are offered to her.
Dhanteras 2016 would be celebrated by the people with the great joy and happiness at Tuesday, on 28th of October.
Shubh Muhurat for Puja on Dhanteras
The shubh muhurat for the Lakshmi puja and Ganesh puja on the day of Dhanteras is: from 05:35 to 06:20 PM.
Whole Duration of the shubh muhurat for puja is: 0 Hour and 45 Mins
Pradosh Kaal is: from 04:35 to 08:11 PM
Vrishabha Kaal is: from 06:35 to 08:30 PM
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