Dhanteras 2020: When is Dhanteras, know auspicious time, worship method and importance?
Dhanteras 2020: Dhanteras is the first day of the Deepawali festival lasting five days. It is also called Dhantrayodashi, Dhanwantari Triodasi or Dhanvantri Jayanti. It is believed that on the day of Dhanteras, Mata Lakshmi and Lord Kuber appeared during the churning of Ksheer Sagar. It is also said that on this day, Lord Dhanwantari, the god of Ayurveda, was born. This is the reason that on this day there is a law to worship Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Kubera and Lord Dhanwantari. The Ministry of Ayurveda, Government of India, celebrates the birth anniversary of Lord Dhanvantari, in the name of ‘National Ayurveda Day’. Apart from this, on the day of Dhanteras, Yama Puja, the god of death, is also worshiped. Buying gold and silver jewelery and utensils on this day is considered auspicious. Dhanteras is also a symbol of the beginning of Deepawali festival. This is followed by Chhoti Diwali or Narak Chaturdashi, Bada or Main Diwali, Govardhan Puja and finally the festival of Bhai Dooj or Bhai Dooj.
When is Dhanteras?
The festival of Dhanteras is celebrated every year two days before Deepawali. According to the Hindu calendar, Dhanteras is celebrated on thirteenth day of Kartik month. According to the Gregorian calendar, this festival falls in the month of October or November every year. This time Dhanteras is on 13 November. Apart from this, Dhanteras is being celebrated one day before Diwali.
Dhanteras date and auspicious time
Trayodashi Tithi Start: 12 November 2020 from 09:30
Trayodashi end date: November 13, 2020, 05:00 pm
Dhanteras Pooja Muhurta: From 05:28 pm to 05:59 pm on 13 November 2020.
Total duration: 30 minutes
Pradosh Kaal: On 13 November 2020, from 05:28 to 08:07 Pm.
Brishabh Period: On November 13, 2020, from 05:32 to 07:28pm.
Dhanteras worship method
On the day of Dhanteras, there is a law to worship Lord Dhanvantari, Maa Lakshmi, Lord Kubera and Yamaraja.
On the day of Dhanteras, the god of healing and the father of Ayurveda, Lord Dhanvantari is worshiped. It is believed that worshiping Dhanvantari on this day brings healing and longevity. On this day, show incense and lamps to the idol of Lord Dhanwantari. Also offer flowers and worship with true heart.
On the day of Dhanteras, Lord Yama, the god of death, is also worshiped. On this day, burn a big earthen lamp on the pile of grains on both sides of the main door of the house. The mouth of the lamp should be towards south. Chant this mantra while lighting a lamp:
Death Penitentiary Kalen Shyamya Sah |
Trayodashian Deep Danat Suryaj Priyatam Mam ||
On the day of Dhanteras, Kubera, the god of wealth, is worshiped. It is believed that by worshiping them, one gets all the material pleasures of life. On this day, offer flowers by showing incense-lamps to the idol or photo of Lord Kubera. Then recite this mantra with a sincere heart with folded hands towards south direction:
Om Shree Shree Shree Shree Shree Shree Shree Clin Vitteshvaraya Nam: On the day of Dhanteras, there is a law for worshiping Goddess Lakshmi. On this day, it is considered auspicious to install small little signs of Maa Lakshmi throughout the house.