Dhanteras 2020

Dhanteras 2020


Dhanteras or Dhanvantari is the first day of the grandeur Hindu festival of Deepawali. The occasion of Dhanteras is dedicated to worshipping of Lord Dhanvantari and God of Ayurveda. Besides, the celebration involves praying to Kuber, the god of wealth. The festival of Dhanteras comes on the thirteenth day of Karthik month according to the Hindu calendar. However, the festival falls in the month of October or November as per the Gregorian calendar.

The day of Dhanteras festival is the reminder of “spring cleaning” and preparation for the arrival of Goddess Lakshmi. Since the day of Dhanteras, people start celebrating Deepawali week. Therefore, to people, it is the notion of the beginning of Diwali customs. Also, this day has a significant occasion to consider personal health and spirituality. People have a faith that praying to Dhanvantari and God of Ayurveda on this day helps getting rid of diseases.

In ancient times, Ayurveda has the cure to every disease and still has a noteworthy position in severe medical treatments across the globe. Specifically, in Hindu olden times, Ayurveda has a vital role in therapeutic terms.


The Meaning of Dhanteras

The word Dhanteras is blended of two words- “Dhan” meaning wealth & prosperity, and “Teras” means the thirteenth day. In accordance with the Hindu calendar, the festival of Dhanteras falls in the month of Karthik on the thirteenth lunar day in Krishna Paksha. People across the globe also know this festival as Dhanvantari Trayodashi or Dhanatrayodhashi.

On this day, people worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha. People also believe it to be the day when Goddess Lakshmi comes out of the ocean while the Gods and Rakshasas perform “Samundra Manthan”. Alongside this, devotees worship Kuber, the god of wealth on this day.


Dhanteras Celebration of across the Country

The celebration of Dhanteras typically takes place all over the country. However, the festival originates from the northern portion of the country. Also, people from all the different regions of India visit the market on the occasion of Dhanteras and purchase gold and silver.

In northern parts of the country such as Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh the markets observe a great number of customers. Thus, the businessmen community around the country expects a good sale on this day. They present great offers and discounts to attract their customers.

Dhanteras 2020 Dates And Muhurat

13 November 2020 (Friday)

Dhanteras Muhurat : 17:34:00 to 18:01:28

Duration : 0 Hour 27 Minute

Pradosh Kaal : 17:28:10 to 20:07:11

Vrishabha Kaal : 17:34:00 to 19:29:51

Happy Dhanteras!



(Updated Date & Time :- 2020-03-03 10:14:58 )

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