New Delhi, Oct 16: Dhantera is considered to be an important festival in India. On this day, goddess Lakshmi and Kuber deity are worshipped. In order to please goddess Lakshmi, it is believed that one should purchase utensils on the day of Dhanteras. This is the reason why many people prefer to purchase new utensil and various other goods on Dhanteras. The festival is celebrated two days before Diwali.
This year Dhanteras will be celebrated on the 17th October (Tuesday). This day Kuber deity and goddess Lakshmi are worshipped.
Shubh Muhurat: On Dhanteras, if you purchase new utensils and other goods between 9: 37 am to 10:59 am, it will be highly auspicious for you as this is the best Shubh Muhurat for shopping. It will be auspicious to purchase gold, silver,vehicles and other electronic items during Abhijit Muhurat that is 11: 55 am to 12: 40 pm and between 1: 40 pm to 5: 50 pm. After this, it will be lucky for you to purchase goods between 5: 47 pm to 8: 25 pm during Pradosh Bela. And, lastly you can buy the items after 10: 30 pm till whole night as it is yet again a shubh muhurat for purchase.
Dhantera puja muhurat: On Dhantera, the auspicious time to worship the goddess Lakshmi and Kube deity is between 6: 57 pm to 8: 49 pm during Vrish Lagan. After performing puja, light candles and diyas outsite your home.