Dhanteras, Dhan Trayodasi marks the beginning of Diwali festival in most of the places in India. In 2016, Dhanteras date is October 28.
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 – 28 October 2016
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:33 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:47
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 29:09 Chandrastama (Moonset) 16:37
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Trayodashi – 18:20
Nakshatra Hasta – 30:11*
Yoga Vaidhriti – 20:26
Karana Vishti – Full Night
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Durmukhi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Saumya
Rahu Kalam: 10:46 – 12:10
Gulika Kalam: 07:57 – 09:22
Yama Gandam: 14:58 – 16:23
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Kanya
Amrita Kalam 23:30 – 25:17*
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:32
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 12:50 – 14:37
Durmuhurthams: 12:32 – 13:17