Dhanteras 2017: These are puja muhurat timings for this year
Dhanteras, also known as Dhantrayodashi, is marked by praying to goddess Lakshmi and lord Kubera and the purchase of objects made of metal. Read on to know about Dhanteras puja muhurat.more lifestyle Updated: Oct 17, 2017 14:52 IST
Diwali, the five-day festival, kickstarts on Tuesday with Dhanteras, also known as Dhanatrayodashi or Dhanvantari Trayodashi. It is marked by praying to goddess Lakshmi and lord Kubera, the God of wealth, as well as the purchase of objects made of metal. Depending on their budget, those who celebrate the Hindu festival, use the occasion to buy jewellery, coins of gold or silver or household items made of iron, copper or brass. Some even go ahead and buy simple utensils, but the main emphasis is placed on buying something made of metal and paying respect to goddess Lakshmi and lord Kubera on the auspicious day of Trayodashi.
According to Drikpanchang, Dhanteras puja should be done during the pradosh kaal which starts after sunset and lasts for two hours and 24 minutes.
The best time to start the puja on Dhanteras during pradosh kaal is during sthir lagna. Sthir means fixed or not movable. During this auspicious period, it is said that Goddess Lakshmi stays inside the home; hence it is the best time for Dhanteras Pujan.
Vrishabha Lagna is considered as sthir and mostly overlaps with pradosh kaal during Diwali festivity.
Here are the muhurat timings for 2017:
Dhanteras Puja Muhurta — 7:19pm to 8:17pm
Duration — 0 hours 58 minutes
Pradosh Kaal — 5:45pm to 8:17pm
Vrishabha Kaal — 7:19pm to 9:14pm
Trayodashi Tithi Starts — 12:26am (midnight) on October 17
Trayodashi Tithi Ends — 12:08am (midnight) on October 18
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First Published: Oct 16, 2017 15:00 IST