Yama Trayodashi | Shamana Trayodasi

Yama Trayodashi or Shamana Trayodasi is the first day of 5-day Diwali festival celebrations. In 2017, Yama Trayodashi date is October 17. Mainly the festival of Diwali begins (Yama Trayodasi) and ends (Yama Dwitiya) with the worship of Lord Yamadharmaraja, the King of Naraka loka. Yama Deepadan is the main ritual of the day. Lighting […]

Dhanvantari Jayanti 2017

Dhanvantari Jayanthi (Dhanvanthari Jayanti or Dhanwantari Jayanti), birthday of Lord Dhanvanthari, is observed on the third day during Diwali festival. In 2017, Dhanvantari Jayanti date is October 17. 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, […]

Dhanteras 2017 | Dhan Trayodashi 2017

Goddess Lakshmi

Dhanteras, Dhan Trayodasi marks the beginning of Diwali festival in most of the places in India. In 2017, Dhanteras date is October 17. 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 […]

Dhanvantari – Lord Dhanvanthari

Dhanvantari, Dhanwantari or Dhanvanthari, is the Lord of Ayurveda or Health as per Hindu beliefs. According to Hindu scriptures and traditions, Dhanvantari is an incarnation of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu. As per the Vedas and Puranas, Dhanvantari is considered as Deva Vaidya, the Physician of demigods. Hindus believe that worship of Dhanvanthari improves the health. […]

Dhanteras, 11 November 2012: Dhana Trayodasi

Today, 11 November 2012 is Dhanteras, Dhan Trayodasi, Dhanvantari Jayanti, Yamdeep daan, Govatsa Dwadasi, Guru Dwadasi. It marks the beginning of Diwali (Deepavali festival) in many places of India. Dhanteras falls on the thirteenth day of Krishna Paksha in Ashwin Month as per Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu & Kannada calendars and in Kartik Month as per […]

Dhanteras, 24 October 2011, Today

Today, 24 October 2011 is Dhanteras or Dhan Trayodasi (Monday). It is also observed as Dhanvantari Jayanti and Yam Trayodasi (Shamana Trayodasi). Guru Dwadasi is also observed in some parts of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra today. Dhanteras is the first day of five-day Diwali celebrations. Lakshmi Puja, Dhanvantari Puja, Kubera Puja, Yamdeepdan Puja and Dattatreya […]

Dhanteras, Dhan Trayodasi: Dhan Teras Festival during Diwali

Dhanteras or Dhan Trayodasi, also spelt as Dhan Teras, is the most auspicious and prosperous occasion during the four-day festival – Diwali. Dhanteras is celebrated on Aswayuja Krishna Triodasi. Hence it is also called as Dhana Trayodashi. In 2012, Dhanteras date is November 11. It is believed that purchasing any new things such as home appliances […]