Dhanteras 2023, the festival that marks the onset of the grand Diwali celebrations, is fast approaching. Dhanteras, which falls on the Trayodashi date of the Krishna Paksha in the Kartik month, holds immense significance. On this day, Lord Dhanvantari, the deity of health and healing, is revered, and it is considered an auspicious time for purchasing various goods, particularly gold and silver. It is believed that anything acquired on this day multiplies manifold, bringing prosperity and good fortune. Dhanteras is also a day to venerate Mother Mahalakshmi, the embodiment of wealth, and Lord Kuber, the god of riches.
In 2023, Dhanteras will be celebrated on the 10th of November. Let’s delve into the auspicious timings for worship and shopping on this auspicious day.
Auspicious Time for Worship of Lakshmi and Kuber on Dhanteras
The Trayodashi Tithi of Dhanteras will commence on the 10th of November at 12:35 PM and will extend until 1:57 PM the following day, which is the 11th of November. The worship ceremonies for Dhanteras are to be conducted on the 10th of November during the Pradosh period. The propitious time for puja initiation on this day will commence from 5:47 PM in the evening. During this period, devotees can offer their reverence to Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi, and Lord Kuber. This opportune time for worship will persist until 7:47 PM. After the puja, it is customary to light the lamp of Yama in homes, symbolizing the triumph of light over darkness.
Auspicious Time for Buying Gold on Dhanteras
For those looking to make a purchase of gold, silver, or other precious items on Dhanteras, the auspicious time begins as early as noon. The favorable time for buying gold commences at 12:35 PM and will remain in effect until 6:40 AM on the following day, which is the 11th of November. During this time frame, people will have the opportunity to acquire gold, silver, gemstones, and other valuable possessions.