Dhanteras Puja Tuesday 17th October 2017
Pradosh Kaal Muhurat:
Dhanteras Puja Muhurat/Timings – 7:19 PM to 8:17 PM
Duration – 0 Hours 58 Mins
Pradosh Kaal – 5:45 PM to 8:17 PM
Vrishabha Kaal – 7:19 PM to 9:14 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Starts – 00:26 on 17-October-2017
Trayodashi Tithi Ends – 00:08 on 18-October-2017
About Dhanteras Puja / Dhantrayodashi Puja / Lakshmi Puja:
The first day of the five-day long Diwali festival is observed as Dhantrayodashi or Dhanteras. It is believed that on the day of Dhantrayodashi, Goddess Lakshmi appeared while churning the Milky Ocean. Goddess Lakshmi, along with Lord Kubera who is regarded as the God of wealth, is worshipped on the auspicious day of Trayodashi. Nevertheless, Lakshmi Puja performed on Amavasya after two days of Dhantrayodashi is considered more important.
Lakshmi Puja on Dhantrayodashi should be performed during Pradosh Kaal, which begins after sunset and continues for approximately 2 hours and 24 minutes.
We do not suggest to follow Choghadiya Muhurat to perform Dhanteras Puja because it is worthy only for travelling. It may be noted that the best time for Lakshmi Puja on Dhanteras is during Pradosh Kaal when Sthir Lagna prevails. Sthir Lagna means fixed Lagna. If the Puja is done during Sthir Lagna, Lakshmiji will stay in your home; and so, this is the best time for Dhanteras Pujan. Vrishabha Lagna is considered as Sthir Lagna, which usually overlaps with Pradosh Kaal during Diwali event.
We provide you exact time window for Dhanteras Puja. The Muhurat times recommended by us contain Pradosh Kaal and Sthir Lagna while Trayodashi prevails. We provide Muhurat based on the particular location, and hence you should not forget to select your city first before noting down Shubh Dhanteras Puja timings.
The day of Dhanteras is also observed as Dhanwantari Triodasi or Dhanvantri Jayanti, which is the birth anniversary of the God of Ayurveda. Another ritual on the same Trayodashi Tithi is Yamadeep, when the lamp for Yama, the God of death, is lit outside the home to prevent any untimely death of family members.
The whole team of Templesinindiainfo.com wishes you happy and prosperous Dhantrayodashi.