Dhanteras 2020 Date, Puja timing, best muhurat for buying metal

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Know Dhanteras 2020 date puja timing muhurat, the significance of Dhanteras, dhanteras 2020 time, dhanteras 2020 date and dhanteras 2020 muhurat. Dhanteras is believed to be an auspicious day to buy metal in any form like steel utensils, silver utensils, silver coins, silver jewelry, gold coins or gold ornaments to bring luck and wealth into the household. Diyas are lit in front of the main gate of homes and offices so as to get rid of evil forces and negative energies.

Dhanteras 2020 date puja timing muhurat 

Dhanteras 2020 date is 13th December.

Dhanteras Puja Muhurat in 2020?
05:28 PM to 05:59 PM

Pradosh Kaal : 05:28 PM to 08:07 PM
Vrishabha Kaal : 05:32 PM to 07:28 PM

Lakshmi Puja on Dhanteras should be done during Pradosh Kaal.

Do read: A complete list of all the major Hindu festivals in India

Dhanteras 2020 date puja timing muhurat 

Why Dhanteras is celebrated? Story behind Dhanteras

During the churning of the Milky Sea, Goddess Lakshmi came out of the ocean on the day of Dhantrayodashi or Dhanteras. Hence, Goddess Lakshmi along with Lord Kubera, the God of Wealth, is worshiped on Dhanteras.

Like every festival, there are a few stories associated with Dhanteras. However, the story of the 16-year-old son of King Hima is the most popular legend connected to the festival. As per the horoscope, the son of King Hima was destined to die by a snake bite on the fourth day of his marriage. To save her husband from death, his newly wedded wife thought of a plan. She built a heap of gold ornaments and silver coins at the entrance of their bedroom. Innumerable lamps were lit in every corner of the room as also the Palace.

As death was destined to be in his sleep, she sang songs and narrated stories to keep the price awake. When Yamraj, the god of death, arrived disguised as a serpent, he could not see anything as his eyes got blinded by the bright lights all over, and hence he couldn’t enter the room of the prince. He hid in a corner and kept waiting for lights to go dim and the prince to sleep so that he could bite him. But, his plans remained unsuccessful and he had to return empty-handed from the palace. Since that day, Dhanteras also came to be known as the day of Yamadeepdaan. Even today, some people keep lamps burning through the night on Dhanteras.

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How Dhanteras is celebrated?

Dhanteras takes place two days before Diwali, the festival of lights. On this day, people buy utensils and jewelry. This day is dedicated to Dhanvantari who is the god of Medicine. People also buy gold coins or gold/silver jewelry and utensils is considered lucky.

Happy Dhanteras everyone!

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