Dhanteras 2023 Time: Dhanteras is a Hindu festival that marks the beginning of Diwali and is celebrated by buying new items and worshipping Lord Kuber and Goddess Lakshmi. 🙏
According to the news and web search results, Dhanteras 2023 will be observed on Friday, November 10, 2023. The best time for Lakshmi Puja on Dhanteras is during Pradosh Kaal when Sthir Lagna prevails. The Pradosh Kaal Muhurat for Dhanteras Puja is from 05:24 PM to 07:15 PM. The Vrishabha Kaal Muhurat is from 05:24 PM to 07:15 PM.
I hope this information helps you plan your Dhanteras celebration. 😊
Dhanteras 2023 Time: How do I perform Lakshmi Puja on Dhanteras?
Lakshmi Puja is a ritual performed on Dhanteras to worship Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Here are some steps to perform Lakshmi Puja at home:
- Clean your house and the puja area. This will help to remove any negative energy and create a pure and auspicious space for the puja.
- Set up a puja altar in a clean and well-ventilated room. The altar should be facing east or north. Place idols or images of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi on the altar. You can also place idols or images of other deities that you worship, such as Lord Kuber (the god of wealth) and Goddess Saraswati (the goddess of knowledge and wisdom).
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- Decorate the altar with flowers, fruits, and sweets. You can also light incense sticks and diyas (oil lamps).
- Start the puja by lighting a lamp and invoking the presence of Lord Ganesha. Chant the following mantra: Om vakratunda maha kaaya surya koti samaprabha Nirvighna kurume deva sarva karyeshu sarvada. Offer flowers, fruits, and sweets to Lord Ganesha.
- Next, invoke the presence of Goddess Lakshmi. Chant the following mantra: Om shree Lakshmi namo bhavaye Sarva sampada pradayine Varade kamalavasini Twam maam sukham dehi nityam. Offer flowers, fruits, and sweets to Goddess Lakshmi. You can then chant other mantras or hymns dedicated to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi.
- At the end of the puja, perform aarti (the waving of lighted lamps). Distribute the prasad (food offered to the deities) among all members of your family and friends.
Perform the puja during the Pradosh Kaal, which is the time between sunset and dusk. The Pradosh Kaal Muhurat for Dhanteras Puja is from 05:24 PM to 07:15 PM.
I hope this helps you perform Lakshmi Puja on Dhanteras. May Goddess Lakshmi bless you with wealth and happiness. 🙏