Diwali is practically around the bend and Indians over the globe are preparing for the huge festival. Dhanteras marks the start of the five day long celebration of Diwali, which remembers the homecoming of Lord Rama to Ayodhya following 14 years of outcast. Dhanteras is a promising event and on this day devotees adore Goddess Lakshmi, the harbinger of riches and thriving in the family. Otherwise called Dhantrayodashi or Dhanvantri Jayanti, it truly means ‘Dhan’ which implies riches and ‘teras’ signifies ‘the thirteenth day’. The blessed celebration falls on the thirteenth day of the dim fortnight in the long stretch of Kartik, that is two days preceding Diwali. This year, Dhanteras will be praised on seventeenth October, 2017.
Dhanteras 2017: History and Significance of the Festival
Much the same as any Indian celebration, Dhanteras has a legend related with it. In spite of the fact that there are a few stories related with it, be that as it may, the narrative of 16 year old child of King Hima is maybe the most prominent one. It is said that according to his horoscope, he was bound to bite the dust by a snake nibble on the fourth day of his marriage. On the fourth day of his marriage, his young spouse did not enable him to rest. She constructed a load of her gold adornments and silver coins at the passage of their room and lit countless lights everywhere. She guaranteed every last corner of the room was sufficiently bright and that there were no dim corners. With a specific end goal to keep him wide alert, she sang melodies and described stories.
At the point when the divine force of death, Yam arrived camouflaged as a serpent, his eyes got blinded by the splendid lights put in the room thus he couldn’t enter the chamber. Whatever he could do is to sit on the stack of trimmings and coins entire night and tune in to the ruler’s significant other’s resonant melodies. At a young hour in the morning he cleared out the royal residence. In this manner, the youthful spouse spared her significant other from the grasp of death. Since that day, Dhanteras came to be known as the day of Yamadeepdaan. Indeed, even today, a few people keep lights consuming during that time on Dhanteras.
How is Dhanteras Celebrated?
On Dhanteras, individuals clean and beautify their homes and make goddess Lakshmi’s little feet with rice flour at the passageway of the house and close to the sanctuary. Rangolis decorate the sides of the houses and Yamdeep (diya) is lit. A few people incline toward watching a quick on this day while some do a puja at night after nightfall. At night while doing the puja, lovers put seven grains before goddess Lakshmi’s deity or picture and look for her favors for flourishing and riches.
It is said this is a favorable day to purchase silver utensils or gold trimmings so as to bring fortunes into the family. Individuals keep diyas before the fundamental entryways until morning in order to dispose of malice powers and negative energies.
Dhanteras 2017: Prasad and Bhog Offered
Primarily puris and desserts are set up so as to offer it to Goddess Lakshmi. A blend made with blending a balance of nectar, ghee, sugar, yogurt and drain called Panchamrit is offered to the divinity in a few areas.
Dhanteras 2017: Puja and Muhurat Timings
Dhanteras Puja Timing-19:32 pm to 20:18 pm
Pradosh Kaal – 17:49 pm to 20:18 pm
Vrishabha Kaal – 19:32 pm to 21:33 pm
Trayodashi Tithi Starts at 00:26 am on seventeenth October, 2017
Trayodashi Tithi Ends at 00:08 am on eighteenth October, 2017
Lakshmi puja ought to be finished amid Pradosh Kaal which begins after nightfall.
Happy Dhanteras 2017!