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Dhanteras and Diwali Date 2021: Significance, Shubh Muhurat And Puja Timings

The occasion of Dhanteras is the day that marks the beginning of Diwali when Lord Kuber and Goddess Lakshmi are worshipped. The occasion stands for wealth and prosperity and therefore, this day is considered auspicious for buying gold, silver, and utensils.

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The festival of Dhanteras, marks the beginning of the festival of light, Diwali. Also known as Dhantrayodashi, on this day devotees pray to goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber. Dhanteras is celebrated in the month of Kartik on the thirteenth day of Kartika Krishna Paksha.

On this day, people across India buy gold and silver jewellery or buy utensils to welcome Maa Lakshmi into their homes.

According to Drikpanchang, the day is also observed as Dhanwantari Triodasi or Dhanvantri Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the God of Ayurveda. It is believed that Lord Dhanvantari imparted the wisdom of Ayurveda for the betterment of mankind, to help get rid of suffering from ailments and diseases.

It is believed that purchasing any new item brings good luck. Hence, you will often see markets bustling with customers on the day of Dhanteras and lighting diyas all night to welcome Goddess Lakshmi into their homes.

Significance of Dhanteras

On Dhanteras, people light Yama Deepam outside their homes at night.

According to mythology, lighting Yama Deepam on the Trayodashi Tithi can ward off Yamaraj, the god of death. Mythology also states that on Dhanteras, Goddess Lakshmi emerged during Samudramanthan along with Lord Kubera who is also known as the God of Wealth.

That is why offering prayers to them on this day can bring wealth to your family. It is believed that buying new utensils and jewellery or gold coins on Dhanteras brings good luck to your family. Some people also buy electronic items and vehicles on Dhateras.

Dhanteras 2021 Date:

This year Dhanteras will be celebrated on November 2.

Diwali 2021 Date:

This year Kartik Amavasya is on Thursday, November 4, 2021

Why is Dhanteras auspicious for buying gold?

The occasion of Dhanteras is the day that marks the beginning of Diwali when Lord Kuber and Goddess Lakshmi are worshipped. The occasion stands for wealth and prosperity and therefore, this day is considered auspicious for buying gold, silver, and utensils.

The day holds great importance and significance among businessmen who invest in gold without fail on this occasion. Dhanteras has always been an auspicious occasion for the purchase of gold and silver in India. A slight increase in demand for Gold have been witnessed by the jewellers before the onset of the festivities.

According to an old mythological belief, King Hima drove away from the God of Death, Yama, by luring him with heaps of gold and silver. The king’s wife saved his life by blocking the sleeping chamber with a heap of wealth. Since then, purchasing gold, or silver on this day has been considered auspicious as it is believed to keep evil and death away.

Auspicious time to buy Gold

This year, the auspicious timings to purchase gold during Dhanteras 2021 are between 7:10 p.m. and 8:44 p.m. on 2 November 2021. The yellow precious metal can also be brought between 11:31 a.m. in the morning and 4:10 p.m. in the evening.

Dhanteras Puja Muhurat:

According to Drikpanchangthe puja muhurat will start at 06:17 PM and end by 08:11 PM

Pradosh Kaal: 06:05 PM to 08:36 PM

Vrishabha Kaal: 06:50 PM to 08:50 PM

Trayodashi Tithi Begins: 11:31 AM on November 2, 2021

Trayodashi Tithi Ends: 09:02 AM on November 3, 2021

Dhanteras Shubh Muhurat in Other Cities

  • 06:47 PM to 08:32 PM – Pune
  • 06:17 PM to 08:11 PM – New Delhi
  • 06:29 PM to 08:10 PM – Chennai
  • 06:25 PM to 08:18 PM – Jaipur
  • 06:30 PM to 08:14 PM – Hyderabad
  • 06:18 PM to 08:12 PM – Gurgaon
  • 06:14 PM to 08:09 PM – Chandigarh
  • 05:42 PM to 07:31 PM – Kolkata
  • 06:50 PM to 08:36 PM – Mumbai
  • 06:40 PM to 08:21 PM – Bengaluru
  • 06:45 PM to 08:34 PM – Ahmedabad
  • 06:16 PM to 08:10 PM – Noida

Laxmi Puja During Diwali :

Lakshmi Puja is celebrated as one of the main days of Diwali. It is always observed two days after Dhanteras, which marks the beginning of the festival of lights. This year, Dhanteras falls on November 2.

Wishing you all a Happy Diwali 2021!

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