New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: The festival of Dhanteras is considered to be an auspicious festival in the Hindu culture which marks new beginnings. Dhanteras is formed of two Sanskrit words Dhan -- which translates into Money and Teras -- which means Thirteenth. Every year the festival is celebrated on Tryodashi (thirteenth day) of Krishna Paksha of the Kartik Maas month as per the Hindu calendar. This year, Dhanteras will be celebrated from November 12 evening till November 13.

Day, Date, Time and Muhurat

According to the panchang of Krishna Paksha Muhurat of Kartik Mass, Dhanteras Puja will be observed on November 13 i.e, Friday. The auspicious time for Dhanteras Puja would be between 05:28 pm and 05:59 pm. It is believed that on this day Goddess Lakshmi arrives with the God of wealth-- Lord Kuber. So, you can also perform Kuber Pujan and Lakshami Pujan on Dhantryodashi. Lakshmi Puja should be done in Pradosh Kaal between 05:28 pm and 08:07 pm after sunset.

Important date and time

Dhanteras Date - Friday, 13 November 2020

Dhanteras Pujan Muhurta - from 05:25 pm to 05:59 pm.

Pradosh period - 05:25 pm to 08:06 pm.

Taurus period - 05:33 pm to 07:29 pm.

Trayodashi Date Start - 12 November 2020 at 09:30.

Why utensils, gold and new clothes are bought on Dhanteras

It is believed that on the day of Trayodashi of Kartik Krishna Paksha, Dhanvantari appeared with the churning of the ocean. He has an urn full of nectar in his hands. Lord Dhanvantari appeared with the urn, so it is a tradition to buy utensils on the day of Dhanteras. It is believed to have good luck, splendor and health benefits. On the day of Dhanteras, Kubera, the god of wealth, is worshiped.

Posted By: Srishti Goel