Dhanteras is also known as the Dhantrayodhasi, this is the first day of the 5 day festival of the Diwali which is been celebrated among the Hindus,Sikh,Jains and many Budh religious persons.On this day the Goddess Laxmi came out of the ocean during the churning of the milky sea with the God of Kubera.God Kubera and Goddess Laxmi both are been worshipped by the peoples in their Homes,offices and ShopsThey used to do Hawan and Pujas with the help of Priests.The Priests used to read all the mantras which are good for the well being of the Person.
Its also the belief of the Hindu Dynasty that, if they have to buy anything new they used to buy it on this day,specially materials which are related to metals,Golds,silver etc.For an example if anybody has to buy a car or Bike or any other vechile they used to take the handover of that on this day only.Even if any body has to purchase utensils this day is been considered very much auspicious for these kind of activities.
On this day The Laxmi Puja is been done on STHIR LAGNAi.e Sthir means not movable.If we will do the Puja at this time so it’s a bilive that Goddess Laxmi will stay at your home and will increase the income of your family and business.
Dhanteras This festival is celebrated on the Trayodashi date of Kartik Krishna Paksha. It is a tradition to buy something new on this day. It is customary to buy brass and silver utensils. It is believed that whatever is purchased on this day has benefits. Money wealth increases. Therefore, Lakshmi is worshiped on this day. Dhanvantari also incarnated on this day, which is why it is called Dhanteresa. Dhanvantari and Mata Lakshmi are among the fourteen gems received during the sea churning performed jointly by the gods and asuras. This date is also known as Dhantrayodashi.
Dhanvantari is worshiped with Lakshmi on this day. Deepawali is one of the major festivals of India. Deepotsav begins with Dhanteras. In Jain Agam (Jain literature ancient), Dhanteras is called 'Blessed Teras' or 'Dhanteras'. It is believed that Lord Mahavira had gone to the third and fourth meditations on this day to stop yoga. After three days of meditation, Nirvana (salvation) was achieved on the day of Deepavali while doing yoga. Since then, this day became famous in Jain Agam as Blessed Teres. Dhanteras is also celebrated as National Ayurveda Day.
Why are utensils bought on Dhanteras
Dhanvantari appeared on the day of Trayodashi of Kartik Krishna Paksha by the sea churning. When Dhanvantari appeared, he had an urn full of nectar in his hands. Lord Dhanvantari had appeared with the urn, hence it is a tradition to buy utensils on this day. Especially brass and silverware should be purchased, because brass is the metal of Maharishi Dhanvantari. This brings health, good fortune and health benefits to the home. On the day of Dhanteras, worship of Kubera, the god of wealth and worship of Yamdev is of special importance. This day is also known as Dhanvantari Jayanti.
Importance of lighting a lamp in the south direction on Dhanteras
On the Dhanteras, lamps are lit in the south direction. The story behind this is somewhat like this. One day the messenger asked Yamraj in the same words that there is any way to avoid premature death? While answering this question, Yamdev said that the person who keeps a lamp in the south direction in the name of Yama on the evening of Dhanteras does not have a premature death. According to this belief, in the evening of Dhanteras, people light a lamp in the courtyard in the name of Yama Deity towards the south. As a result, the worshiper and his family get protection from the wrath of the death god Yama. Especially if the Lakshmi of the house donates a lamp on this day, the whole family remains healthy.
Dhanteras Puja Vidhi
Worshiping in the evening brings special fruit. At the place of worship, the idols of Lord Kubera and Dhanvantari should be worshiped on the north side. Along with this, there is a law for worshiping Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Shrinesh It is believed that Lord Kubera should offer white sweets, while Dhanvantari should enjoy yellow sweets. That yellow object is more dear to Dhanvantari. It is fruitful to use flowers, fruits, rice, roli, sandalwood, incense and lamps in worship. On the occasion of Dhanteras, it is also a practice to remove a lamp in the name of Yamdev. Yama should be bowed with reverence by lighting a lamp.
Dhanteras 2019 Puja timeOn the 25th October 2019 Dhanteras is been celebrated.
Dhanteras Puja Muhurat 7:08 to 8:15 pm.