Looking for when is Dhanteras (धनतेरस) in 2016?
If yes, you have come to the right place. Dhanteras (धनतेरस) in 2016 will be observed on Thursday, 27th October.
As per Hindu calendar, Dhanteras (धनतेरस) falls on thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha in Kartik month.
Dhanteras (धनतेरस), also known as ‘Dhanatrayodashi’, is an auspicious day celebrated just two days before the Diwali. Like Diwali is known as ‘Festival of lights’, Dhanteras (धनतेरस) is known as ‘Festival of Wealth’. It is believed that on this day Goddess Lakshmi comes down on earth and stays here for next five days. Dhanteras (धनतेरस) is primarily celebrated in India, however, Hindus outside India too observe this festival with equal fun and excitement.
Dhanteras (धनतेरस) is a festival celebrated by Hindus all over the world. On this day people worship Goddess Lakshmi and pray of good health and prosperity. Dhanteras (धनतेरस) is usually observed in the month of October or November. However, Dhanteras (धनतेरस) in 2016 will be observed on Thursday, 27th October. Dhanteras (धनतेरस) also marks the beginning of Diwali festivities and celebrations. The most common ritual followed by people for this day is purchasing precious metals and or steel / copper/ brass utensils. Some people buy other household appliances like TV, washing machine and small kitchen appliances.