History of Dhanteras
History of Dhanteras :According to Hindu mythology, King Hima’s son was destined to die due to snake-bite just four days after his marriage. Although the king did everything to prevent his son from meeting any girl, he fell in love and got married at 16. After knowing the truth, his wife didn’t allowed the prince to sleep on the day and blocked all entry spots to the room with ornaments of gold and silver. When the snake came, the ornaments’ dazzle blinded its eyes and it spent the night sitting on the heap of gold and silver.
Importance of Dhanteras :
One day prior to Diwali, on thirteenth lunar tithi of Kartik month of Hindu calendar, birthday of God Dhanwantari is celebrated. It is also known as DhanTeras, DhanTrayodashi, DhanwantariTrayodashi and Dhanwantari Jayanti also. Dhanwantari God is known as the doctor of deities to bless us with good health and wellness. People buy new household utensils and precious metals to invite auspiciousness and prosperity around. Apart from this, idols of Goddess Lakshmi Jee and Lord Ganesh Jee are also bought on this day to be worshipped on Diwali. Many people go through Vedic astrology online and in person to predict their financial spell.
How to worship on Dhanteras? :
How to worship on Dhanteras? :Arranging the idols of Lakshmi, Kuber and Dhanwantari, one should worship them all. The new utensils bought today should be washed with GangaJalfor offeringBhog to the deities. Ghee lamps should be lit in every corner of the house to ward off the inauspicious vibes around. It is believed that the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi visits the earth in a very beautiful and prosperous attire. Be ready to welcome the goddess with a gold or silver coin.
Timing of Pujan: Evening 07:08 pm to 08:15 pm
Duration: 01 hour 07 minutes
What to buy on Dhanteras?
Buying utensils for domestic use, gold or silver coins, idols of LakshmiJee and GaneshJee, KuberJee is considered auspicious on the pious occasion of DhanTeras. Buying ornaments, Lakshmi Yantra, ShreeYantra, seeds of lotus flower (Kamal Gatta) and small conch (Kaudi) is also consideredto attract luck and prosperity on this auspicious day.
Best Time for Buying: 25 October, evening 07:08 pm to 26 October, morning 06:28 am
Duration: 11 hour 20 minutes
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