Dhanteras 2021: Dhanteras, marks the start of the festival of light, Diwali. This festival or occasion is also known as Dhantrayodashi. Dhanteras is celebrated as a tribute to the Goddess Lakshmi and Deva Kuber. It’s celebrated in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik on the thirteenth day of Kartika Krishna Paksha. Traditionally, the festival is celebrated by buying either gold or silver Jewelry. However, devotees are also known to celebrate buying utensils. The buying of gold, silver or utensils symbolizes the welcome of Goddess Lakshmi and Deva Kuber to their houses.
As per the Hindu traditional believes, the festival of Dhanteras is also associated with Bhagwan Yamraj. As per the legends, once there was a king named Hima. On the birth of his son, it was predicted that he will die young at the age of 16 or on the fourth night of his marriage . The reason of his death would be Naag dansh. The bride of the young prince came to know about the horoscope prediction and decided to take matters in her own hands.
On the fourth night, the princess tricked Bhagwan Yamraj, who arrived in the form of a snake, by lighting lamps and decorating the surroundings with gold coins and jewelry. Bhagwan Yamraj, in the form of a snake was charmed by the sparkling jewelry and captivating lights. The young bride also made sure that the 16 year old prince did not sleep by narrating stories to her husband.
Finally, the young bride of the prince succeeded in keeping Yamraj engaged in admiring the beauty of the lamps and stopped him from entering the house. By doing so, she changed her husband’s destiny. Therefore, on this day, devotees’ light lamps at the main entrance of their home to ward off any threat to the life of their family members. And, thus, they pay obeisance to Lord Yama and thank him for guarding their loved ones. It is a symbol to ward off evil and provide protection.
Dhanteras 2021: Things You Should Not Buy on Dhanteras
avoid buying plastics and glasses as they are supposed to bring bad luck.
Tools like sharp knives, scissors, or any sharp objects
It is believed that you should also avoid buying oil or ghee.
Dhanteras 2021: Puja Muhurat
According to Drikpanchang, the puja muhurat for Dhanteras will start at 06:17 PM and end by 08:11 PM
Pradosh Kaal: 06:05 PM to 08:36 PM
Vrishabha Kaal: 06:50 PM to 08:50 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Begins: 11:31 AM on November 2, 2021
Trayodashi Tithi Ends: 09:02 AM on November 3, 2021
Dhanteras 2021: Timings to Buy Utensils
Pune: 06:47 PM to 08:32 PM
New Delhi: 06:17 PM to 08:11 PM
Chennai: 06:29 PM to 08:10 PM
Jaipur: 06:25 PM to 08:18 PM
Hyderabad: 06:30 PM to 08:14 PM
Gurgaon: 06:18 PM to 08:12 PM
Chandigarh: 06:14 PM to 08:09 PM
Kolkata: 05:42 PM to 07:31 PM
Mumbai: 06:50 PM to 08:36 PM
Bengaluru: 06:40 PM to 08:21 PM
Ahmedabad: 06:45 PM to 08:34 PM
Noida: 06:16 PM to 08:10 PM
Patna: 05:50 PM to 07:42 PM
Bhubaneswar: 05:56 PM to 07:43 PM
Bhopal: 06:25 PM to 08:14 PM
Lucknow: 06:05 PM to 07:58 PM