Dhanteras 2022 - Everything you need to know
When is Dhanteras celebrated?
People celebrate the festival of Dhanteras, also known as Dhantrayodashi, two days prior to Diwali or Deepavali. It falls annually in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik. The Diwali celebrations begin with Dhanteras and end on Bhaiya Dooj.
Dhanteras Puja Timings
Dhanteras falls on Saturday, October 22. The puja muhurat will begin at 07:00 pm and end at 08:17 pm. Additionally, the Pradosh Kaal is from 05:44 pm to 08:17 pm, and the Vrishabha Kaal is from 07:00 pm to 08:56 pm. The Trayodashi tithi will begin at 06:02 pm on October 22 and end at 06:03 pm on October 23.
Dhanteras City-Wise Shubh Muhurat
07:31 pm to 08:36 pm - Pune
07:01 pm to 08:17 pm - New Delhi
07:13 pm to 08:13 pm - Chennai
07:10 pm to 08:24 pm - Jaipur
07:14 pm to 08:18 pm - Hyderabad
07:02 pm to 08:18 pm - Gurgaon
06:59 pm to 08:18 pm - Chandigarh
05:05 pm, October 22, to 06:03 pm, October 23 - Kolkata
07:34 pm to 08:40 pm - Mumbai
07:24 pm to 08:24 pm - Bengaluru
07:29 pm to 08:39 pm - Ahmedabad
07:00 pm to 08:16 pm - Noida
How to Celebrate Dhanteras
During Dhanteras, people decorate their homes with flowers, diyas, candles and fairy lights. They also deep clean their homes to get rid of any negative energy. They buy auspicious items like gold, silver, brass and copper commodities, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh idols, brass, copper or silver utensils, brooms, electronics and home appliances, furniture, or real-estate property on Dhanteras to bring good luck.
Meanwhile, devotees of Goddess Lakshmi believe that it was on Dhanteras that Maa Lakshmi emerged from the ocean with a pot of gold when the gods churned the Milky Sea during the Samundra Manthan. Hence, they worship her as the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity on Dhanteras. Lord Kubera, the God of wealth, is also worshipped on this day. However, according to Drik Panchang, devotees should perform Lakshmi Puja on Amavasya after two days of Dhantrayodashi as it is considered a more significant muhurat. It should be done during Pradosh Kaal which starts after sunset and lasts 2 hours and 24 minutes.