Dhanvantari Jayanthi (Dhanvanthari Jayanti or Dhanwantari Jayanti), birthday of Lord Dhanvanthari, is observed on the third day during Diwali festival. In 2016, Dhanvantari Jayanti date is October 28.
It is also known as Dhantrayodashi or Dhanwantari Triodasi or Dhanteras.
On the day of Dhan teras people worship Goddess Mahalaxmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity, and also worship Dhanvantari, the God of health as per Hinduism. Dhanwanthari Jayanti is celebrated on the thirteenth day before Amavasya (No Moon day) in the month of Ashwin or Ashwayuja (October – November).
The Legend or the story of the birth of Dhanvantari:
At the time of Ksheer Sagar manthan (Churning of the Milk Ocean) by Gods and demons for nectar (Amrit), Lord Dhanvanthari emerged from the ocean carrying a pot of nectar in his hand.
On the same day, Goddess Mahalaxmi was also born from the Milk Ocean. Hence, people celebrate the birthdays or Jayanthis of Goddess Mahalakshmi and Lord Dhanwantari on the same day and observe Dhan Trayodashi puja and Dhanvanthari pooja.
Panchang, Dhanvantari Jayanti – 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
Today’s – Festivals / Vratam / Pooja / Jayanthi – Bhaum Pradosh, Dhan Trayodashi, Dhanvantari Jayanti, Yam Deepdaan
In 2015, Dhanvantari Jayanti date was November 9.
In 2014, Dhanvantari Jayanti date was October 21.
In 2013, Dhanvantari Jayanti date was November 1.
In 2012, Dhanvantari Jayanti date was November 11.
Dhanvanthari Jayanti 2011 date was October 24.