Dhanteras is the first day of five-day Diwali festival. Dhanteras 2022 date is October 23. Dhanteras (Dhantrayodashi or Dhanvantari Triodasi) is celebrated on thirteenth day of Krishna Paksha in Kartik Month. On Dhanteras festival day, Goddess Dhanlakshmi is worshipped for prosperity and happiness.
Dhanteras Lakshmi Puja is very important for businessmen. On this day, houses and business places are cleaned neatly and decorated. Colourful Rangolis or Alpanas or Muggulu and Lakshmis footprints are drawn to welcome the Goddess to their living spaces and to their business homes. Diyas are kept burning throughout the night as the Goddess brings light into their lives.
Devotees believe that purchasing any new things on Dhanteras brings luck and charm to them. In the evening, Lakshmi Puja is performed in tremendous atmosphere dedicated to the Goddess.
Panchang, Dhanteras, 23 October 2022
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 06:10 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 05:38 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 04:53 AM, Oct 24
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 04:29 PM
Tithi : Trayodashi upto 06:03 PMChaturdashi
Nakshatra : Uttara Phalguni upto 02:34 PMHasta
Karana : Vanija upto 06:03 PMVishti upto 05:49 AM, Oct 24Shakuni
Yoga : Indra upto 04:07 PMVaidhriti
Weekday : Raviwara
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Shaka Samvatsaram : 1944 Shubhakrutha
Chandramasa : Kartika – Purnimanta; Ashwina – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit Muhurat : 11:31 AM to 12:17 PM
Amrita Kalam : 07:09 AM to 08:48 AM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 04:12 PM to 05:38 PM
Yamaganda : 11:54 AM to 01:20 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 02:46 PM to 04:12 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 04:07 PM to 04:52 PM
Varjyam : 11:01 PM to 12:38 AM, Oct 24
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why there is difference in months in North Indian and south India ? Is it due to solar or lunar theories
Why there is difference in Hindu months of North India and South India. When Kartik month begins in North India, still it is Ashwin maas in South India, Gujarat & Maharashtra ?