Dhanteras 2023: Date, Time, and Significance

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Dhanteras 2023

Dhanteras also called Dhanatrayodashi is a special festival that holds an important role in Indian mythology. This festival is celebrated to mark the commencement of Diwali. It is celebrated exactly two days before Diwali. Dhanteras 2023 is being celebrated on 10 November. The date may vary every year depending on the Hindu calendar. Special Dhanteras Puja is done in homes and offices for the arrival of deities. Dhanteras is celebrated to pray for health, wealth, and prosperity for the house. Continue Reading this article to learn more about when we celebrate Dhanteras and its significance!

Tithi/MuhuratDate and Time
Time to buy Gold and Silver Goods12:35 PM onwards 10 Nov, 2023
Beginning of Trayodashi Tithi12:35 PM onwards on Nov 10, 2023
Vrishabha Kaal05:27 PM to 07:27 PM Nov 10.2023
Pradosh Kaal05:09 PM to 07:42 PM Nov 10 2023
Dhanteras Pujan 5:47 pm till 7:43 pm on 10 Nov, 2023
Ending of Trayodashi Tithi 01:57 PM on Nov 11, 2023

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Dhanteras 2023: Date and Puja Timings

In India, people will celebrate Dhanteras, on Friday, November 10, 2023. Dhanteras is an auspicious Puja in which people worship Lord Kuber (lord of wealth), Goddess Lakshmi (Goddess of health, wealth, and prosperity), and Lord Ganesha.

The timing of Dhanteras Puja will be from 5:47 pm and last till 7:43 pm. The duration of the prayer is nearly 2 hours. Dhanteras marks the beginning of Diwali and exactly two days after Dhanteras, on 13 November, Diwali will be celebrated.

To buy gold and silver goods, the auspicious time is 12:35 pm onwards on 10th November to 1:57 PM on 11th November 2023.

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Why is Dhanteras Celebrated?

Dhanteras is celebrated to pray for wealth and prosperity. It is considered as one of the most virtuous days therefore, people in India buy gold, utensils, new clothes, etc. Dhanteras and Diwali mark the beginning of a new phase.

In villages, farmers worship their cattle as they are the main source of income whereas in urban areas people conduct Dhanteras Puja in their offices, or workplaces to spread positivity and get blessings from Goddess Laxmi, Lord Kubera, and Lord Ganesha. people distribute sweets and gifts on Diwali and Dussehra. Post Diwali Goverdhan Puja and Bhai Dooj are celebrated in India.

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Significance of Dhanteras

Dhanteras signifies wealth and prosperity. Laxmi Pujan is performed for wealth on Dhanteras and devotees ask for happiness and blessings in their houses. On this day, people purchase gold jewellery, utensils, and new clothes, and lit candles and diyas in their homes and workplaces. Cleaning and decorating the houses is one of the main rituals performed by everyone. Apart from this, people make rangolis in their house premises and seek blessings from God.

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It is believed that Dhanteras is the auspicious time to purchase silver and gold jewellery. ‘Dhan’ means wealth and ‘teras’ means thirteen. It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi visits earth and brings wealth, prosperity, and good fortune to the devotees.

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What is the time of Dhanteras Puja in 2023?

Dhanatrayodashi or Dhanteras 2023 will be celebrated on 10 November 2023 from 6:19 PM to 8:23 PM. The duration of Dhanteras Puja is 2 hours and 4 minutes.

What is the date of Dhanteras and Diwali?

Dhanteras is celebrated in the month of Kartik on the Trayodashi of Krishna Paksha. As per the Hindu Calendar, this year, Dhanteras will be celebrated on 10 November 2023 and Diwali will be celebrated on 13 November 2023.

What is the significance of Dhanteras Puja?

The Dhanteras Puja marks the beginning of the greatest Indian Festival i.e. Diwali. Dhanteras Puja signifies the wealth and prosperity in the life of the devotees. On this auspicious day, people used to worship Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi, and Lord Kubera.

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