Dhanteras 2022: What Is The Significance Of Dhanteras And How Do You Perform Dhanteras Pooja ?
The Hindu lunar calendar places Dhanteras on the 13th day of Krishna Paksha in the month of Kartik every year.
As Dhanteras, or Dhantrayodashi, marks the beginning of Diwali celebrations, this year it will be celebrated on October 23, 2022. Trayodashi Tithi (Thirteenth Tithi) and Krishna Paksha (waning phase of the Moon) of Kartik Maas mark the celebrations.
Dhanteras 2022: Significance
This day is also known as Dhanvantri Jayanti, a celebration of the birth anniversary of a God in Ayurveda known as Lord Dhanvantari. On this day, it is believed that Lord Dhanvantari (the God of Medicine) and Devi Lakshmi emerged from the ocean during Satyug. The Devas and Asuras were churning the sea with Amrit (the nectar of immortality) when Lord Dhanvantari emerged at the end of the Sagar Manthan.
The Kalash containing Amrit was held by Lord Dhanvantari, believed to be an avatar of Lord Vishnu.
Lakshmi Puja is performed in the evening on Dhanteras and clay diyas are lit overnight. A traditional sweet is offered to Goddess Lakshmi as prasad. The puja is performed in three forms – Goddess MahaLakshmi, Goddess Maha Kaali, and Goddess Saraswati. Kuber and Ganesha are also worshipped on this day.
Dhanteras 2022: Puja Timing, Tithi, and Shubh Muhurat Based on Drik Panchang’s predictions, Dhanteras will be celebrated as follows:
The Trayodashi Tithi begins at 6:02 pm on Saturday, 22 October 2022.
End of Trayodashi Tithi – 6:03 pm (Sunday, 23 October 2022).
The Pradosh Kaal begins at 5:45 p.m.
The Pradosh Kaal ends at 8:17 p.m.
The Vrishabha Kaal begins at 7:01 p.m.
The Vrishabha Kaal ends at 8:56 p.m.