Dhanteras Puja

Importance of Dhanteras Puja

Dhanteras is a Hindu festival being celebrated by people on the first day of five day Diwali festival. The word Dhanteras in itself explains the meaning of the festival as “Dhan” means wealth and “Teras” means the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha in the month of Ashwin of Hindu Calendar. On Dhanteras Lord Yama, the god of death is being worshipped to provide the prosperity and well-being. People venerate the occasion by purchasing gold, silver, jewelries and utensils as the purchasing of things is considered to be very auspicious and fruitful. During the Shubh Muhurat, Puja is performed by worshipping seven different cereals wheat, urad, moong, gram, barely and masoor. Maa Bhagwati is being worshipped using golden flowers and sweets are used in form of navedy.

How to do Dhanteras Puja

For the puja to start some of the prior preparations are being required like one Deepak made out of clay/atta with four wicks, ghee, matchstick, shell with one hole, water, flowers, roli, chawal, money, aasan, kheel and batasha etc. After the preparations are being completed puja is being started after seeing the stars. The 4 wick Deepak is placed on pata, the shell is placed on Deepak and the diya is being lit. This procedure is referred as Yamadeep as the Deepak pleases Yamraj and ancestors. Afterwards, water is being sprinkled around Deepak and puja is being performed with roli, chawal and money. After the Puja some people offer four suhali and little pethas or kheel and batasha to the God to complete their puja successfully.

Procedure and Significance of Dhanteras Puja

Dhanteras Puja holds the very significant place in one’s life. People purchase gold, utensils, silver in order to make Goddess Laxmi to arrive at their home. From this day people starts purchasing crackers, diyas, idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi, khilonas etc.  Interestingly, if a girl born on this day she is considered to be the arrival of goddess laxmi in the house and when the girl gets married and goes to her husband’s home, she leaves the footprint in the house to ensure that Goddess Laxmi does not leave the house.

Dhanteras date in year 2014 and 2015

The festival of Dhanteras in the year of 2014, 21 October 2014 Tuesday


Dhanteras Festival date in the year 2015 is on - 09 November 2015

Benefits of Dhanteras Puja

There are various benefits of Dhanteras Puja like to become wealthy, to overcome from the poverty, to lead a happy life with full of prosperity.

Mantra on Dhanteras Puja

Namastestu Mahamaye , Shri Pitthe Sur-Pujite Shankha  Chakre Gada Haste, Shri Maha Lakshmi Namostute.

This mantra needs to be recited at 108 times.

Price: Rs. 2,500.00

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