The festival of lights Diwali has already arrived and the first day of the most revered festival starts with Dhanteras.
Diwali preceded and succeeded by a number of other festivals and is often considered as the most significant Hindu festival. The 5-day long festival starts with Dhanteras, Chhoti Diwali, Diwali, Govardhan Puja, and Bhai Dooj.
Date, time and muhurat of Dhanteras 2019
According to Drikpanchang.com, Dhanteras Puja will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019.
Dhanteras Puja Muhurat – 07:08 PM to 08:15 PM
Duration – 01 Hour 07 Mins
Yama Deepam on Saturday, October 26, 2019
Pradosh Kaal – 05:42 PM to 08:15 PM
Vrishabha Kaal – 06:50 PM to 08:45 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Begins – 07:08 PM on Oct 25, 2019
Trayodashi Tithi Ends – 03:46 PM on Oct 26, 2019
Significance of Dhanteras 2019
Dhan means wealth in Hindi and the festival falls on the thirteenth lunar day, or Tryodashi, of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar month of Karthik, and hence, it is also known as Dhantrayodashi.
As per the legends, it is believed that Goddess Lakshmi came out of the ocean this day and there is a practice of worshipping Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kubera, the god of wealth on the auspicious day of Trayodashi.
It is believed that purchasing some form of precious metals like gold, silver or copper brings good luck to the family this day. Goddess Lakshmi is again worshipped after two days on Diwali. This time, with Lord Ganesh.