28 October 2016 is Dhanteras (Dhana Trayodashi). It marks the beginning of Diwali festival in most of the places in India.
The business people 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 Sanatan Dharma.
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.
What to buy on Dhanteras, Dhan Trayodashi for all 12 rashis’ natives? Here is the list of items that are supposed to purchase by different Rashi natives as per the Hindu calendar. Check out the article for What To Buy on This Dhanteras..
For better health and wellness, Lord Dhanvantari is worshipped. On this day, in the morning, at puja place spread a red cloth and place Dhanvantari image or idol on it. Offer Shodashopachar Puja or simply perform puja by chanting the below sloka (Mantra/stotra).. Check out the full article about Dhanteras Puja Vidhi (Dhan Trayodasi Puja Procedure)
Dhanteras in Other Countries
Dhanteras in Hawaii – 27 October 2016
Dhanteras in USA – 28 October 2016
Dhanteras in Canada – 28 October 2016
Dhanteras in UAE – 28 October 2016
Dhanteras in UK & Europe – 28 October 2016
Dhanteras in Malaysia – 28 October 2016
Dhanteras in Singapore – 28 October 2016
Dhanteras in Australia – 28 October 2016
Dhanteras in New Zealand – 28 October 2016
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