Know The History And Significance Of Dhanteras 2020

Diwali is almost here, and the entire country is decorated with lights and earthen lamps. The festival starts with Dhanteras. Dhanteras 2020 will be celebrated on November 13th this year. Keep scrolling down to know the history and significance of Dhanteras 2020.

What Is Dhanteras?

The origin of the word derives from Dhan meaning wealth and Teras meaning thirteenth, which marks the thirteenth day of the dark fortnight of Kartik and the start of Diwali. Hindus mount diyas and brightly colored lights outside of their homes on this day. They also mark the day by buying new utensils. In the evening, the families are offering prayers to Lakshmi and Ganesha.

 Dhanteras 2020
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Significance Of Dhanteras 2020

According to legends, the goddess Lakshmi came out of ‘Samudra Manthan’ on this day. Lord Kober, also known as the God of the wealth, is worship by Hindu devotees. It is believed that it brings good luck to buy gold, silver, vessels, and other such items on this auspicious day. It is customary to perform the Dhanteras Kuber Puja on the auspicious day of Dhanatrayodashi. There is a common belief that buying gold, silver, and other metals and performing Dhanteras Puja would help the retention and increase of wealth in each family.

Significance Of Dhanteras
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Dhanteras 2020: Puja Muharart 

Dhanteras 2020 Puja November 13, 2020
Dhanteras Puja Muhurat – 05:28 PM to 05:59 PM
Duration – 00 Hours 30 Mins
Yama DeepamNovember 13, 2020
Pradosh Kaal – 05:28 PM to 08:07 PM
Vrishabha Kaal – 05:32 PM to 07:28 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Begins – 09:30 PM on Nov 12, 2020
Trayodashi Tithi Ends– 05:59 PM on Nov 13, 2020

Right Way To Perform The Puja

  • In this auspicious time, make sure you do the puja and keep an image of Maa Lakshmi,
  • Lord Dhanvantari, and Lord Kubera. First, light a ghee lamp and then add the tilak Chandan.
  • Chant the mantra “Om Hube Kuberai Namah” when worshipping. Read Stotra Dhanvantari.
  • Next, give Lord Dhanwantari yellow sweets and Lord Kubera white ones. Worship the Goddess Lakshmi, as well as Ganesha.
  • In front of Maa Lakshmi, remember to light a lamp and add Chandan tilak. You need to offer Goddess Lakshmi the Kamalgatta prasad you made.
  • To the Goddess and Lord Ganesha do offer flowers and fruits.   After that, perform an arti and have a prasad

Right Way To Perform The Puja
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Right Way To Light The Lamp 

Not many realize that, but there is a proper way to light the Dhanteras lamp. Make a swastika mark on a plate, then illuminate an earth lamp. Put a tilak on the lamp. Offer sugar, flowers, and rice.

Then apply tilak on all the people in the house and make sure that the wick of the lamp points southward and keep it at the entrance.

Right Way To Light The Lamp 
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History Of Dhanteras

The ritual of purchasing gold items on Dhanteras is associated with many legends. It is said that Yamraj had taken the form of a snake and had come to take the son of King Hima. The gold jewelry, silvery coins, and diyas were put into the room by his daughter-in-law. Yamraj ‘s eyes were blinded by this and he returned without the King’s son. Thus, buying gold and silver jewelry on this day is believed to shield a person from bad luck.

Dhanteras 2020: Wishes And Quotes

  • May Dhanteras show you wealth and prosperity on the way to greater success.   Happy Dhanteras
  •  May the goddess Laxmi bless your business, despite all odds, to do well. A very happy and prosperous Dhantera.
  • Clean your house, decorate with candles, make the Rangolis, and light the diyas as the goddess Lakshmi is about to come.   Happy Dhanteras.
  • May your life be at this auspicious festival: Glitter with Silver; Shine with Gold; And brighten like Platinum! Happy Dhanteras
  • May this Dhanteras give you opulence and prosperity, Shubh Dhanteras.
  • The blessings of God might come as a surprise, but I pray you will be blessed beyond what you expect.
  • On the auspicious day of Dhanteras, the devotees take gold, platinum or silver as gems or utensils, for good luck, following the tradition to produce valuable metals. Dhanteras Subh
  • The blessing of God may come as a surprise, and how much you get depends upon your heart’s faith. May you be blessed beyond your expectations. Subh Dhantera to you and your family!
  • Sun shines for a day, Candle for an hour, Matchstick for a minute, But a wish can shine forever for days, Happy Dhanteras
  • Let’s venerate this Dhanteras festival by adoring Goddess Lakshmi for wealth; buying utensils to savor delicious meals; investing in silver and gold as jewelry; lighting a lamp for the imminent Diwali; wearing new clothes and jewelry; sketching Rangoli designs on the paths to mark the arrival of Lakshmi Devi, including the Goddess’s footprints. Happy Dhanteras!
  • Dear Goddess Lakshmi Bless the receiver of this Dhantera message with thirteen times of wealth. Happy Dhanteras
  • May your business be blessed by Goddess Lakshmi and Dhan Kuber Maharaj to rise above all challenges. Happy Dhanteras to you,
  • May the Divine blessings of Goddess Lakshmi bestow bountiful fortune upon you on this festival day of Dhanteras. Here are my good wishes to you.
  • Clean your house, decorate with beautiful lights and bright lamps, and buy new clothing and utensils to greet Divine Lakshmi at home.
  • May your life be full of joy and peace with ample riches to give you every comfort. Stay blessed, Happy Dhanteras!
  • May there be an ample shower of riches in your life on this favorable occasion of Dhanteras and may the light of success beautifully spread through your life. Happy Dhanteras!
  • Warm wishes you are your family on the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras. May Kuber Lord and Lakshmi Goddess show you wealth and abundance.
  • Dhanteras is lighting up new visions, fresh aspirations, hidden avenues, … Everything is bright and gorgeous and filled with fun surprises-both your present and your future. Here’s a happy Dhanteras to everyone.

Dhanteras is good for beginning some items that need to develop gradually. On this day, you can begin a new business or start new ventures. The construction or renovation of homes and offices is also a good day to start. It is nice to perform Lakshmi Puja during the Pradosh Kaal on Dhanteras, which lasts for around two hours after sunset.

Also Read: Interesting Facts About Diwali For Kids

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