Looking for when is Dhanteras (धनतेरस) in 2017?
If yes, you have come to the right place. Dhanteras (धनतेरस) in 2017 will be observed on Tuesday, 17th October.
As per Hindu calendar, Dhanteras (धनतेरस) falls on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha in Kartik month.
What is Dhanteras?
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.
Significance of the festival Dhanteras:
Dhanteras (धनतेरस) is a festival celebrated by Hindus all over the world. On this day people worship Goddess Lakshmi and pray for good health, wealth and prosperity. Dhanteras (धनतेरस) is usually observed in the month of October or November. However, Dhanteras (धनतेरस) in 2017 will be observed on Tuesday, 17th 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. Also, most of the people buy gold on Dhanteras.
What is the muhurat for Dhanteras 2017?
Dhanteras Pooja Timing- 19:32 pm to 20:18 pm
Pradosh Kaal – 17:49 pm to 20:18 pm
Vrishabha Kaal – 19:32 pm to 21:33 pm
Trayodashi Tithi Starts at 00:26 am on 17th Oct, 2017
Trayodashi Tithi Ends at 00:08 am on 18th Oct, 2017
Lakshmi pooja should be done during Pradosh Kaal which will start after sunset.
What is the Prasad offered on Dhanteras?
Normally people prepare puris and some sweet items for offering the bhog to Goddess Lakshmi followed by panchamrit which is made up by mixing honey, ghee, milk, curd and sugar.
Procedure of Dhanteras Puja:
The main activities done during Dhanteras puja includes worshiping Lord Dhanvantri, Ganesh, and Lakshmi. The top highlight of the festival is worshiping the lamp and praying Yamaraj and the ancestors.
On Dhanteras people decorate the idols or Lord Ganesh & Goddess Lakshmi, offer special dishes as bhog to them. Also offer flowers and coins followed by chanting the Lakshmi mantra 108 times.
Lakshmi Mantra:“Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Kamale Kamalalaye Praseed Praseed
Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Mahalakshmyai Namah”
• Dhanteras puja is done in the evening after sighting the stars.
• Place a wooden platform and draw the symbol of Swastik in rangoli. In the middle of the Swastik, place a lamp with four wicks. Make a hole in a cowry shell, place it on the lamp and light the lamp with oil or ghee. This is also called as Yamadeep or the lamp dedicated to Yamraj, the god of death and to pay respect to the ancestors of the family.
• Chant Dhanvantri mantra 108 times and offer worship and flowers to Dhanvantri.
• Dhanvantri mantra
• “Aum dhan dhanvatarey namah”.