The most popular Indian festival of Dhanteras, which denotes the first day of Diwali, is right around the corner. Dhanteras 2020 will be celebrated across India, on 13 November this year. Dhanteras happens one or two days before Diwali each year. It denotes the start of Diwali, the celebration of light.
Story Behind Of Buying New Utensils And Jewellery On Dhanteras
Why Dhanteras Is Celebrated?
As per to Hindu mythology, on this auspicious day, Lord Kubera, Yamraj, Lord Dhanvantari, Goddess Lakshmi, and Yamraj are worshipped by all the practising Hindus. Diwali is a celebration of five days, and the primary day of festivity is called Dhanteras, where individuals worship goddess Lakshmi. On this day, goddess Lakshmi visits homes on the first day of Diwali to bless individuals with wellbeing, success, and prosperity, and to welcome her, people engage in light Diyas and Pujas. Aside from the Puja, one of the features of Dhanteras is ladies purchasing jewellery and utensils made of silver, gold, and brass.
According to the legend, it is said that there was a ruler named Hima, his son was cursed that he would die on the 4th day of marriage. The princess, who was in love with the king's son, came to know that he got married, however on the 4th day she requested her husband to stay awake. The husband couldn't sleep so she continued telling him stories and songs the entire night. She put utensils and lots of gold and silver jewellery at the entryway of the house. Burns lots of Diyas. At the point when Yamraj came to take the life of a king's son as a snake, he was blinded by such glare. The snake couldn't enter into the house and sat on the jewellery and listened to the song and story. It was morning and the prince's death ended. Yamraj had to return without ending his life. It is said that purchasing gold and silver and utensils on this day doesn't bring inauspicious things and negative powers inside the house.
Which Puja Items Needed For Dhanteras Puja?
For an appropriate Puja, you need the correct elements that are needed to appease Lord Dhanvantari. So ensure you have some silver coins, an idol of Lord Ganesha, betel leaves, 21 desserts and ensure you have yellow and white hued desserts included in that, camphor, marigold garlands, Akshat, coconut, Ganga water, some money, honey, turmeric, Chandan, custard apple or Sharifa fruit, a few cloves and do make Kamal Gatta Prasad which is significant for the Puja.
Significance Of Buying Utensils On Dhanteras
Numerous families across India, follow the custom of purchasing new utensils and jewellery or even gold coins on Dhanteras. Purchasing gold, utensils is believed as an indication of prosperity in the Indian culture. However, numerous Indians these days also like to give a modern turn to this tradition. Rather than purchasing gold, a few people purchase electronic things and vehicles on Dhanteras.
Dhanteras 2020 Gold, Silver, And Utensils Buying Muhurat Date And Time
1. Dhanteras Puja Muhurat-
05:25 PM to 05:59 PM
2. Auspicious timings to Buy Gold on Dhanteras-
06:42 AM to 05:59 PM
11 Hours 16 Minutes
4. Morning Muhurat (Chara, Labha, Amrita)-
06:42 AM to 10:45 AM
5. Afternoon Muhurat (Chara)-
04:08 PM to 05:28 PM
6. Afternoon Muhurat (Shubha)-
12:05 PM to 01:26 PM
It is considered that Dhanteras Goddess Lakshmi arose during Samudramanthan alongside Lord Kubera who is otherwise called the God of Wealth. Hence, worship to them on this day bring wealth to one's family.