Nation celebrates Dhanteras with traditional gaiety and joy
Dhanteras, an amalgamation of Sanskrit words dhan that stands for wealth and teras that refers to the 13th day of the Hindu calendar.
New Delhi: The Diwali festival kickoff of today with Dhanteras, and also well-known as Dhanatrayodashi or Dhanvantari Trayodashi. It is, an amalgamation of Sanskrit words Dhan that stands for wealth and Teras that refers to the 13th day of the Hindu calendar.
Significance of Dhanteras
It is celebrated by worshiping of the goddess Lakshmi and lord Kubera, the god of wealth, as well as the purchase of objects made of metal believes that it will bring them good fortune. Some customers buy simple utensils on this occasion. But the main significance lay that to buy something metallic object would be paying esteem to goddess Lakshmi and lord Kubera on the auspicious day of Dhanteras.
The specious time to worship
Dhanvantari Trayodashi puja should be done during the Pradosh Kaal which begins after sunset and lasts for two hours and 24 minutes. During this propitious period of time, it is stated that Goddess Lakshmi stays inside the home.
The time of Dhanteras puja would be 7:19pm to 8:17pm Today.