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Dhan Teras 2014: Puja Muhurat
Sunrise is at morning 06:28 and sunset is at evening 17:41.
Krishna Paksha (dark half) of the Hindu month Kartik is going on.
Trayodashi Tithi will prevail till 01:12 (22.10.2014).
Puja Muhurat: In the evening from 19:05 to 20:15.
Dhanteras is the perfect start to the festive carnival of Diwali. As you all know that the festival of Diwali is celebrated over a period of five days, Dhanteras is the perfect start to this day. The day of Dhanteras, also known as Dhantrayodashi, brings in prosperity and well-being in a person’s life.
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On the day of Dhanteras, people indulge themselves in purchasing articles or items of gold, silver etc. They are considered to be the tokens of well-being and prosperity. The word Dhan Teras literally means celebration of wealth on the very thirteenth day. Hence, the devotees prefer to buy Ganesha, Lakshmi, and Kuber idols made up of precious metals.
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Dhan Teras 2014: Procedures & Rituals Of The Day
Following are the rituals that are followed on the day of Dhanteras:
- Lighting Diyas (earthen lamps) is a special attraction on Dhanteras. During evening, Diyas are lightened at homes. It symbolizes enlightenment piercing into the darkness of materialistic pleasures.
- A Diya is known as Yamadeep, lit to honor Yama Deva (the lord of death).
- Then, holy water is offered to Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber from the copper vessel.
- After this, the Dhanteras Puja is performed using grains, roli etc.
- Sweets are offered.
- It is also a part of the ritual that women circumambulate around the Diya four times, on Dhan Trayodashi.
Dhan Teras 2014: Mantra Of The Day
Following are the main Mantras performed on the day of Dhan Trayodashi:
Yam Deep Mantra
दास्याम दीप्दानाम सुर्यज त्रिछत्तामिवि II
भवन्तु त्वत्प्रसादान्मे धन धन्यदिसेम्पध II
पतन्ये च धीमहे तन्नो लक्ष्मी प्रचोदयात II
Dhan Teras 2014: Significance Of The Day
The name of Dhanteras comes from Dhanvantari, the lord of medicine. It is believed that during Samudra Manthan, a combat arose between the gods and demons. Then, Dhanvantari emerged from Kshira Sagar (ocean of milk) with a pot of Amrit (divine nectar). This came to be known as the advent of Ayurveda. Since then, this day is dedicated to Dhanvantri Dev.
The day is also popular as Yama Deep Daan, as the day also contain certain evidences that is associated with Lord Yama (lord of death). King Hima’s son was predicted to die because of snake’s bite on the fourth day of his marriage. When the prince’s wife came to know of this, she tried desperately to protect her husband’s life from his destined death. Even when, Lord Yama came in their house in the disguised form of a snake, the wife was finally able to put her devotion into practicality. Thus, she saved her husband from death. This represents the elimination of darkness, as death symbolizes darkness.
Hopefully, now you would be able to honor the day with high reverence. If you devote yourself at the lord of divinity with a true heart, you will definitely be blessed. Have a Happy Dhanteras in 2014!