Dhanteras, Dhan Trayodasi marks the beginning of Diwali festival in most of the places in India. In 2014, Dhanteras date is October 21.
The people of communities who are involved with business perform Lakshmi Pujan and Kuber Pujan for wealth and prosperity in their businesses.
This day is also observed as Dhanvantari Jayanti. Lord Dhanvantari is the Lord of Ayurveda (Indian Traditional Medicine) in Hinduism.
Gotriratra Vrat is observed on Dhanteras day. As Gau (cow) is considered as an aspect of Goddess Lakshmi, Gau Puja is observed during Diwali festival.
Panchang, Dhanteras – 21 October 2014
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:29 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:52
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 28:52 Chandrastama (Moonset) 16:21
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Trayodashi – 25:12*
Nakshatra Uttara Phalguni – 24:41*
Yoga Indra – 29:05*
Karana Vanija – 25:12*
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 15:02 – 16:27
Gulika Kalam: 12:11 – 13:36
Yama Gandam: 09:20 – 10:46
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Kanya
Amrita Kalam 16:47 – 18:32
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:34
Time to Avoid
Durmuhurthams: 22:55 – 23:46
Today’s – Festivals / Vratam / Pooja / Jayanthi – Bhaum Pradosh, Dhan Trayodashi, Dhanvantari Jayanti, Yam Deepdaan