Dhanteras 2017: Celebration, Pooja Vidhi, Vrat Vidhi Date & Timing


Dhanteras 2017: Pooja Vidhi, Vrat Vidhi, Date & Timing


Date & Timing

Tuesday 17 October

Dhanteras 2017 in India

According to Drik Panchang, the Puja Muhurta is held in between 7:19 pm and 8:17 pm on 17 October.

Duration: 0 Hours 58 Mins

Pradosh Kaal: 05:45 pm to 08:17 pm

Vrishabha Kaal: 07:19 pm to 09:14

Trayodashi Tithi Starts at 00:26 on 17 October

Trayodashi Tithi Ends at 00:08 on 18 October

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Dhanteras puja vidhi
• Dhanteras puja is done in the evening after sighting the stars.
• Place a wooden platform and draw the symbol of Swastik in rangoli. In the middle of the Swastik, place a lamp with four wicks. Make a hole in a cowry shell, place it on the lamp and light the lamp with oil or ghee. This is also called as Yamadeep or the lamp dedicated to Yamraj, the god of death and to pay respect to the ancestors of the family.
• Chant Dhanvantri mantra 108 times and offer worship and flowers to Dhanvantri.
• Dhanvantri mantra
• “Om Dhan Dhanvatarey Namah.


Dhanteras puja vidhi
• Decorate the idols of Ganesh and Lakshmi, offer incense and special dishes to them and do puja to both. Chant the mantras of Lakshmi 108 times offering flowers and coins if you prefer.
• Lakshmi Mantra
• “Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Kamale Kamalalaye Praseed Praseed
• Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Mahalakshmyai Namah”


Take the copper vessel (panchapatra) sprinkle the Gangal Jal around the lamp
• Take the copper vessel (panchapatra) sprinkle the Gangal Jal around the lamp. Make a paste of roli and rice grains and apply it as a tilak on the lamp. Offer four sweets each to four wicks of the lamp. Then place a one rupee coin in the lamp. Offer flowers and incense to the lamp.
• All the family members go around the lamp and do namaskar to the lamp
• The eldest woman in the family puts tilak on the foreheads of all the family members.
• A male member of the family carries the lamp and pales it on the right side of the main entrance of the house. While placing the lamp, the flame must be turned towards south direction.


Dhanteras Vrat Vidhi
In some regions, people observe fasting on this day from morning till sunset. After the sunset, Yamadeep is lit as per the procedure discussed above accompanied by Dhanteras puja. A special preparation called Panchamrit by mixing equal quantities of honey, milk, yogurt, ghee, and sugar is prepared and offered to the gods and ancestors. Then it is distributed to all the participants. The people observing the fast will conclude the fast after taking this prasad

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