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Dhanteras 2013, 1st November, Subh Muhurat
Dhanteras, Friday, Kartik Kishna Paksha, 1st November 2013
In the North India, Dhanteras is celebrated with full faith and enthusiasm on Trayodashi of Kartik Krishna Paksha. Apart from Dev Dhanvantri, Goddess Lakshmi and God Kuber are worshipped on this day. Yam Dev is also offered Deep Dan on this day. it is believed, worshipping Yam Dev on this day cancel any premature death. After worshipping Yam Dev, a lamp should be lit on the entrance door facing the south direction for the whole night. Few coins and kodi are put in this lamp.
Importance of Dhanteras
Purchasing new gifts, coins, utensil and jewellery is considered auspicious. During Subh Muhurat, Puja is performed and seven cereals are worshipped. seven cereals include wheat, Urad, Moong, gram,barely and Masoor. Golden flowers are used while worshipping Bhagwati. This day, white sweets are used in form of Navedy. Worshipping of goddess Lakshmi is considered favorable on this day.
Dev Dhanwantri was born on Dhan Trayodashi. Lord Dhawantri is the doctor of all God. Hence, many new inventions in the field of medical science are started on this day. It is auspicious to buy silver on the day of Dhantares.
Dhanteras Puja Muhurat
1. Pradosh Kal
Pradosh Kal is the time of 2 hours 24 minutes after sunset. Deep Dan and Lakshmi Pujan is considered auspicious during this time.
On 1st November 2013, sunset time will be from 17:32 to 20:08 in Delhi. During this period, Taurus Lagna will be the fixed Lagna from 18:20 to 20:15. The muhurat time will bring wealth in Home and family.
2. Chaughadia Muhurat
1st November 2013, Friday
Amrit Muhurat from 09:00 to 10:30am
Shub Muhurat from 12:00 to 13:30
Char Muhurat from 16:30 to 18:00
Labh Muhurat from 21:00 to 24:00
Worshiping in the above mentioned Labh Muhurat increases the benefits. By the auspiciousness of Subh Muhurat, individual gets favorable health, wealth and longevity. Worshipping is Amrit Muhurat is considered to be most favorable.
Auspicious Muhurat in Evening
The time of Pradosh Kal,fixed Lagna from 17:44 to 20:19 will be the most auspicious
for the Pujan of Dhanteras.
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Bringing home the silver idols of Lakshmi and Ganesha, increases wealth, success and growth at house, offices and business organisation.
Lord Dhanwantri appeared in sea with an urn, hence, there is a tradition of buying utensils of this day. It is believed buying utensils or silver increases their count by 13 times. Also, buying seeds of dried coriander and keeping them in house increases wealth. On the day of Diwali, these seeds are sown in garden or farms. These seeds are the symbol of growth and wealth increment in a person’s life.
The worshipping of Dhanteras should be done in Subh Muhurat. First of all 13 lamps should be lighted and Kuber in the Locker should be worshipped. Lord Kuber is worshipped and offered flowers and it is said the I worship you Kuber lord who sits on the best plane similar to Garudamani, holding Gadha in both the hands and wearing crown on head, dear friend of lord Shiva.
After this worship with incense sticks, lamps, Navedy and chant the following mantra
'यक्षाय कुबेराय वैश्रवणाय धन-धान्य अधिपतये
धन-धान्य समृद्धि मे देहि दापय स्वाहा ।'
Once upon a time, a king ruled a state. After many years, a child was born in his house. An astrologer said about king’s child that the boy will die after 4 days from his marriage.
King felt very depressed on hearing the words of astrologer. To save his son from any such incident, king had sent the boy to a place where no lady used to live nearby. Once, a princess passed from that path. Prince and princess saw each other and fascinated. They decided to get married.
According to the predictions made by astrologer, exactly after 4 days Yamdoot can to take the life of the prince. Seeing Yamdoot, wife of prince started mourning. Yamdoot requested Yamraj to tell a way to save the life of prince. Yamraj said, if ,a person who worship him on the Trayodashi night of Kartik Krishna Paksha with lamps facing the south direction then he never has the fear of sudden death. Since that day, lamps are lighted outside the house in south direction on Dhanteras.