Dhanteras 2018 Date, puja timings, puja vidhi and celebrations

Dhanteras 2018: The festive season has already begun. The mood of Durga Puja, Navratri and Dussehra was just about to drop and yet we are again about to celebrate the five long days of Diwali marking its beginning with Dhanteras. This is the beauty of our nation. You will always have a reason to rejoice and celebrate with your family. Dhanteras and Chhoti Diwali precede Diwali and followed by Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj.

Dhanteras is also known as Dhantrayadashi and is celebrated in the month of Kartik on the thirteenth day of Kartik Krishna Paksha. Dhanteras 2018 is on the 5th of November. The devotees worship Goddess Lakshmi, and Lord Kuber, the Goddess and God of wealth respectively. This propitious day is celebrated with a special tradition of buying gold, silver, and copper jewelry and/or utensils. This tradition is prevalent because buying anything new on this auspicious day is regarded as lucky. Also, it brings luck to the family for the whole year.

In this article, we are going to know about some facts on Dhanteras.

When does the Dhanteras 2018 Puja Begin?

The schedule of Dhanteras 2018 Puja Goes as:

Dhanteras Puja Muhurta 6:05 PM to 8:01 PM
Dhanteras Time Duration 1 Hour 55 Minutes
Dhanteras Pradosh Kaal 5:29 PM to 8:07 PM
Dhanteras Vrishabh Kaal 6:05 PM to 8:01 PM
Dhanteras Trayodashi Tithi Begins at 01:24 AM on 5th November 2018
Dhanteras Trayodashi Tithi Finishes at 11:46 PM on 5th November 2018


Significance of Dhanteras

Dhanteras is a juncture of two Sanskrit words “Dhan” meaning wealth and “teras” meaning 13 (signifies the thirteenth day of Kartik Krishna Paksha). There is a special belief that the Deity Goddess Lakshmi visits houses on this particular day. To give her a very hearty welcome, people in India and around the world who celebrate this festival clean, whitewash, paint and restore their houses. Currently, since the last few years, people also consider buying new electronic goods like Television, refrigerator, washing machines, laptops, smartphones, tablets and air conditioners. It is due to which all the stores whether online like


Myntra and Amazon or offline stores like Vijay sales, Croma and all the local shops present huge discounts on their electronic items.

There are sagas which describes why buying utensils and gold or silver coins are regarded as part of the ritual. King Him raj’s son was destined to die on the fourth day of his marriage. The daughter-in-law piled heaps of gold and other metal jewellery, coins, utensils at the entrance gate. This Blinded Lord Yam raj, the god of death and he had to return to his abode without the son.

Hence, lighting Diya’s at the door and buying utensils and jewellery are regarded as auspicious and pure.

Dhanteras 2018 Puja Vidhi/Dhanteras Puja Vidhi 2018

May Lakshmi Mata bring lots of fortune to you and your family. May you never have to face any problem. Happy Dhanteras to all!

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