Dhanteras is the first day of the five-day Deepawali festival. It is also called Dhantrayodashi, Dhanwantari Triodasi or Dhanvantri Jayanti. It is believed that during the stirring of Kshir Sagar, Mata Laxmi and Lord Kuber appeared on the day of Dhanteras. It is also said that on this day Lord Dhanvantri, the god of Ayurveda was born. Because of this people worship Mata Lakshmi, Lord Kuber and Lord Dhanvantri. Besides, on the day of Dhanteras, it is considered auspicious to buy gold or silver ornaments and utensils on this day. Dhanteras is also a symbol of the beginning of the Diwali festival.
Dhanteras Date and Puja Timing
05 November 2018
Dhanteras Puja Muhurat: November 05, 2018, from 06:00 to 20 minutes to night 08 By 17 minutes
Total duration: 01 hours 57 minutes
Pradosh period: 05 November 2018 evening from 05 hrs 42 minutes to 8 pm to 17 minutes.
Taurus Period: November 05, 2018, from 06.00 a.m. 20 minutes to 8.00 a.m. 18 minutes.
What to buy on Dhanteras
The day of Dhanteras is considered to be auspicious for shopping. On this day people add new things to their home. It is believed that the stuff bought on this day is never bad and is very auspicious. People mostly buy these things:
Gold and Silver Jewellery
On the day of Dhanteras, the god of wealth Lord Kuber is worshiped and he is fond of gold and silver. So it is considered good to buy Gold & silver this day. It is said that by purchasing gold and silver on the occasion of Dhanteras, there is a rise in success. But some people cannot afford jewelry so they can purchase gold or silver coins which are much cheaper than jewelry.
People can buy metal utensils especially utensils made of silver or bronze because these are considered as the main metal of lord dhanvantri. And you can buy anything made up of metal on this day.
Account books (Bookkeepers)
On this day shopkeepers buy new account books in which they maintain their accounts and these books are worshipped on this day as it is believed that by maintaining account in these worshipped books the business will get more profits.
Sculptures of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi
People should buy sculptures of goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha on this day and worship them on the day of Diwali.
Apart from this, you can also get the other things you need for your home, such as fridge, washing machine, mixer-grinder, dinner set and furniture.
Dhanteras starts the 5 days Diwali celebration starting as-Dhanteras, Choti Diwali, Diwali, Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj. So we wish you a very happy and safe Diwali in advance. For more updates wishes, quotes, wallpapers on our site.
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