Dhanteras 2021: The festival of Dhanteras, marks the beginning of the festival of light, Diwali. Also known as Dhantrayodashi, on this day devotees pray to goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber. Dhanteras is celebrated in the month of Kartik on the thirteenth day of Kartika Krishna Paksha.Also Read – Delhi’s Air Quality Enters ‘Red Zone’ Ahead of Diwali, Pollution Mainly Due to ‘Local Sources’
On this day, people across India buy gold and silver jewellery or buy utensils to welcome Maa Lakshmi into their homes. According to Drikpanchang, the day is also observed as Dhanwantari Triodasi or Dhanvantri Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the God of Ayurveda. It is believed that Lord Dhanvantari imparted the wisdom of Ayurveda for the betterment of mankind, to help get rid of suffering from ailments and diseases. Also Read – Ahead of Diwali: Jammu And Kashmir Permits Sale, Use of Green Crackers; Issues Fresh Guidelines
Significance of Dhanteras
On Dhanteras, people light Yama Deepam outside their homes at night. According to mythology, lighting Yama Deepam on the Trayodashi Tithi can ward off Yamaraj, the god of death. Mythology also states that on Dhanteras, Goddess Lakshmi emerged during Samudramanthan along with Lord Kubera who is also known as the God of Wealth. That is why offering prayers to them on this day can bring wealth to your family. It is believed that buying new utensils and jewellery or gold coins on Dhanteras brings good luck to your family. Some people also buy electronic items and vehicles on Dhateras. Also Read – AY.4.2 Cases on Rise, Festive Gatherings, No Social Distancing: Will India Face COVID Third Wave Soon?
Dhanteras 2021 Date:
This year Dhanteras will be celebrated on November 2.
Dhanteras Puja Muhurat:
According to Drikpanchang, the puja muhurat will start at 06:17 PM and end by 08:11 PM
Pradosh Kaal: 06:05 PM to 08:36 PM
Vrishabha Kaal: 06:50 PM to 08:50 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Begins: 11:31 AM on November 2, 2021
Trayodashi Tithi Ends: 09:02 AM on November 3, 2021
Dhanteras Shubh Muhurat in Other Cities
- 06:47 PM to 08:32 PM – Pune
- 06:17 PM to 08:11 PM – New Delhi
- 06:29 PM to 08:10 PM – Chennai
- 06:25 PM to 08:18 PM – Jaipur
- 06:30 PM to 08:14 PM – Hyderabad
- 06:18 PM to 08:12 PM – Gurgaon
- 06:14 PM to 08:09 PM – Chandigarh
- 05:42 PM to 07:31 PM – Kolkata
- 06:50 PM to 08:36 PM – Mumbai
- 06:40 PM to 08:21 PM – Bengaluru
- 06:45 PM to 08:34 PM – Ahmedabad
- 06:16 PM to 08:10 PM – Noida
Wishing you all a Happy Diwali 2021!
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