Dhanteras Puja 2021: Date, Timings, Significance, Mantra, Wishes


On the first day of Diwali, Dhanteras is celebrated. People all over India go shopping on this day. They purchase Jewelry, Utensils or Car/Bike, etc on this day. As per the Hindu calendar, it is celebrated, on the thirteenth day of Krishna Paksha, the month of Ashwin.

Dhan refers to “Wealth” and Teras means “Vikram Samvat’s 13th lunar day “. Dhanteras is also called Dhanatrayodashi.

Due to the churning of the ocean, Goddess Lakshmi had arrived from the ocean of milk on this day. That’s why with Lord Kuber, Goddess Lakshmi is also worshiped on Dhanteras. It is believed if you buy Dhan on Dhanteras in any form, higher you will get it in return. As we all know Gold resale value is always higher than buying value. That’s why Gold is known as the best asset and is widely purchased on Dhanteras.

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When Is Dhanteras?

  • This year Dhanteras will be celebrated on 2 November 2021.

Dhanteras Puja 2021: Timings/Muhurat

  • Pradosh Kaal – 17:35 to 20:11
  • Vrishabha Kaal – 18:17 to 20:12
  • Trayodashi Tithi Begins – 11:31 on Nov 02, 2021
  • Trayodashi Tithi Ends – 09:02 on Nov 03, 2021

“Lakshmi Puja on Dhanteras or Dhantrayodashi should be done during Pradosh Kaal which starts after sunset and approximately lasts for 2 hours and 24 minutes”.

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Dhanteras Puja: Significance

  • Dhanvantri Dev along with Maa Lakshmi is worshipped on Dhanteras.
  • In the Hindu culture, Devi Lakshmi(Goddess) is called the Goddess of wealth.
  • Devotees worship Maa Lakshmi and Lord Kuber for wealth, prosperity, etc.
  • The first day of the Diwali celebration is denoted as Dhanteras. It fires the enthusiasm and joy of Diwali.
  • Devotees clean the house, decorate it, and welcome Goddess Lakshmi.
  • Goddess Lakshmi with Lord Kuber arrives on this day, one who worships with dedication.
  • According to the beliefs of Hindu, buying utensils and new thing on Dhanetras, bring luck to the home.

Dhanteras Puja: Item List

  • Chowki made of wodden.
  • New red or yellow cloth, to cover chowki.
  • Images or Idols of Lord Ganesha, Lord Kuber, and Goddess Lakshmi.
  • Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha engraved silver coins.
  • Lotus flower to offer Maa Lakshmi.
  • Durva Grass and flowers to offer Lord Ganesha.
  • Of course, you need flowers for other deities too.
  • Tulsi leaves to offer Lord Dhanvantari.
  • Individual, Tambulam “Pan ka Patta” for Lord Kuber, Lord Ganesha, and Maa Lakshmi.
  • 2 Paan leaves.
  • Supari.
  • Fruits and fresh coconut.
  • Haldi.
  • Kumkum.
  • Sweets to offer idols and deities.
  • At last, Dakshina.
  • Gangajal, Roli, Kalava, Chandan, Oil/Ghee.
  • Agarbatti for puja
  • Panchamrit.
  • Elaichi and Laung.

Story Of Dhanteras Puja

1- Kurma Avatar of Lord Vishnu

  • To obtain Amrit, Ashura and Devas churned the Kshira Sagar (cosmic ocean).
  • Lord Vishnu’s incarnation Kurma (tortoise), helps both parties in their attempt to extract the nectar.
  • Kurma carried the weight of Mandara Mountain, which was utilized as a churning rod.
  • After churning the Kshira Sagar, poison (Halahala) emerged, due to which both Devas and Asuras collapse.
  • Devas and Asuras went to Lord Brahma, he refused to help them and advised only Lord Shiva can help.
  • They both went to Kailash Parvat and pray Lord Shiva, to help them.
  • Lord Shiva, come and consume the poison. Lord Shiva only can save the world from destruction, by consuming poison.

2- Dhanvantri Avatar of Lord Vishnu

  • After Lord Shiva consumed poison, the Dhanvantri avatar “Roopa” of Lord Vishnu appears.
  • He comes out from the ocean while holding the “Amrit” filled Kalash.
  • Dhanvantri is known as the founder of Ayurveda. “Therefore, he is symbolized as “deva chikitsak” (Divine doctor).
  • He has immense knowledge of Ayurveda.
  • Kartik Mas, the date of the Triyodashi “Dhanvantri” appeared.
  • The original book of Ayurveda, Dhanvantari Samhita, was composed by Dhnvantri Dev himself.
  • That’s why on Dhyantraydashi i.e. on Dhanteras, people take the blessing from Dhanvantri Dev.

3- Dhanteras (Yamadeepdaan)

  • Dhanteras is also linked to the story of King Hima’s son. Whose astrologer “predicted” his death after marriage.
  • Dhanteras, remind us of the story, about what happened to Hima’s son after marriage?
  • Hima’s son get married and was so scared by that prediction.
  • The astrologer predicted that after marriage snake will bite him which would take his life.
  • The story tells what happened after the fourth day of marriage.
  • On the fourth day, his wife put her jewelry one over the other and lamps everywhere at the entrance.
  • She kept her husband awake by telling him stories and singing songs.
  • She thought, when Lord Yama, the god of death, disguised as a snake, he was dazzled by the light of the jewels and sat on a pile of riches in wait. For the opportunity to bite his husband.
  • Her wife keeps him distracted the whole night by telling him stories. That’s why Lord Yama leaves the place and spares the life of her husband.
  • Hence, to honor Lord Yamraj, Dhanteras is also called “Yamdeepdaan”.
  • However, the tradition of lighting a ‘Yama-Diya’ throughout the night dates back to this story.

How To Do Dhanteras Puja At Home

  • Established the picture or idol of Lord Dhanvantri, Lord Kuber, and Lord Lakshmi.
  • Take “Jal” from “Aachmani” i.e Small copper jug with the help of a copper spoon.
  • Sprinkle “Jal” on idols.
  • Put Akshat and Roli on the forehead of idols and deities.
  • At first, chant the Mantra of Lord Ganesha. Because Ganpati is worshiped first and to make any Puja successful, he is worshiped first.
  • Now, meditate idols with flowers and Akshat in hand and offer them both while bowing.
  • After that offer them, sweets and light diyas/.
  • Start your Aarti.
  • After the puja, distribute the Prasad with others.

Why Dhanteras Is Celebrated?

  • For shopping for new things, this day is considered to be the luckiest and auspicious.
  • People this day purchase Gold, Utensils, etc especially.
  • The day is marked as increasing the wealth and prosperity of individuals. Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kubera are worshipped for wealth and prosperity. Wealth is not only signified as money but a good lifestyle, happiness, etc.

What To Buy On Dhanteras?

  • Gold, Silver times, and Utensils are specially bought on this day.
  • Maa Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha printed coins are purchased and after puja, they are kept in lockers for wealth and prosperity.
  • Purchasing Swastik Symbol, Ladies Cosmetic items are considered auspicious on this day.

Dhanteras Puja: Mantra

1- The Goddess Lakshmi Mantra

Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Kamale Kamalalaye Praseed Praseed Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Mahalakshmaye Namaha

Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Mahalakshmaye Namaha

2- The Lord Kubera Mantra

Om Yakshaya Kuberaya Vaishravanaya Dhanadhanyadhipataye

Dhanadhanyasamriddhim Me Dehi Dapaya Svaha

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Kleem Vitteshvaraya Namah

Om Hreem Shreem Kreem Shreem Kuberaya Ashta-Lakshmi

Mama Grihe Dhanam Puraya Puraya Namah

Dhanteras Puja: Aarti

Apart from other deities, 3 idols- Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi, and Lord Kuber are worshipped on Dhanteras-

Lord Ganesha Aarti

Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh Deva

Mata Jaki Parvati, Pita Mahadeva

Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh Deva , Mata Jaki Parvati,Pita Mahadeva

Ekadanta Dayavanta, Char Bhujadhaari

Mathe Par Tilak Sohe, Muse Ki Savari

Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh,Jai Ganesh Deva , Mata Jaki Parvati,Pita Mahadeva

Paan Charhe, Phool Charhe, Aur Charhe Meva

Ladduan Ka Bhog Lage, Sant Karein Seva

Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh,Jai Ganesh Deva , Mata Jaki Parvati,Pita Mahadeva

Andhe Ko Aankh Deta, Korhina Ko Kaya

Banjhana Ko Putra Deta, Nirdhana Ko Maya

Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh,Jai Ganesh Deva , Mata Jaki Parvati,Pita Mahadeva

‘Soora’ Shyama Sharana Aaye, Saphal Kije Seva

Mata Jaki Parvati, Pita Mahadeva

Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh,Jai Ganesh Deva , Mata Jaki Parvati,Pita Mahadeva




Deenana Ki Laaj Rakho, Shambhu Sutavari

Kaamana Ko Poorna Karo, Jaga Balihari

Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh,Jai Ganesh Deva , Mata Jaki Parvati,Pita Mahadeva

Goddess Lakshmi Aarti

Om Jai Lakshmi Mata,Maiya Jai Lakshmi Mata।

Tumako Nishidin Sevat,Hari Vishnu Vidhata॥

Om Jai Lakshmi Mata॥

Uma Rama Brahmani,Tum Hi Jag-Mata।

Surya-Chandrama DhyavatNaarad Rishi Gata॥

Om Jai Lakshmi Mata॥
Durga Roop Niranjani,Sukh Sampatti Data।

Jo Koi Tumako Dhyavat,Riddhi-Siddhi Dhan Pata॥

Om Jai Lakshmi Mata॥
Tum Patal-Nivasini,Tum Hi Shubhdata।

Karma-Prabhav-Prakashini,Bhavanidhi Ki Trata॥

Om Jai Lakshmi Mata॥
Jis Ghar Mein Tum Rahti,Sab Sadgun Aata।

Sab Sambhav Ho Jata,Man Nahi Ghabrata॥

Om Jai Lakshmi Mata॥
Tum Bin Yagya Na Hote,Vastra Na Koi Pata।

Khan-Pan Ka Vaibhav,Sab Tumase Aata॥

Om Jai Lakshmi Mata॥
Shubh-Gun Mandir Sundar,Kshirodadhi-Jata।

Ratna Chaturdash Tum Bin,Koi Nahi Pata॥

Om Jai Lakshmi Mata॥
Mahalakshmi Ji Ki Aarti,Jo Koi Jan Gata।

Ur Anand Samata,Paap Utar Jata॥

Om Jai Lakshmi Mata॥

Lord Kubera Aarti

Om Jai Yaksh Kuber hare, Swami Jai Yaksh Kuber hare

Sharan pade bhagaton ke, Bhandar Kuber bhare

Om Jai Yaksh Kuber hare


Shiv bhakton mein bhakt Kuber bade, Swami bhakta Kuber bade

Daitya danav manav se, Kayi kayi yuddh lade

Om Jai Yaksh Kuber hare


Swarn simhasan baithe, Sir par chhattra phire “Swami sir par chhattra phire”

Yogini mangal gave, Sab jai jaikar kare

Om Jai Yaksh Kuber hare


Gada trishul haath mein, Shastra bahut dhare “Swami shastra bahut dhare”

Dukh bhaya sankat mochan, Dhanush tankar bhare

Om Jai Yaksh Kuber hare


Bhanti bhanti vyanjan bahut bane, Swami vyanjan bahut bane

Mohan bhog lagavein, Saath mein urad chane

Om Jai Yaksh Kuber hare


Bal buddhi vidya data, Hum teri sharan pade “Swami hum teri sharan pade”

Apne bhakt janon ke, Saare kaam sanware

Om Jai Yaksh Kuber hare


Mukut mani ki shobha, Motiyan haar gale “Swami motiyan haar gale”

Agar kapur ki baati, Ghee ki jyot jale

Om Jai Yaksh Kuber hare


Yaksha Kuber ji ki aarti jo koi nar gaave, Swami jo koi nar gaave

Kahat Prempal swami, Manavanchhit phal paave

Om Jai Yaksh Kuber hare

Dhanteras Puja: Wishes

On the occasion of Dhanteras, may each and every day of your life be bright and blessed by Lord Dhanvantri. Warm wishes on Dhanteras to all…

May Almighty bless you with opulence and prosperity…. May you have a blessed Dhanteras with your family and friends.”

On this festive day of Dhanteras, May divine blessings of Goddess Laxmi bestow on you bountiful fortune,
Here’s sending my wishes. Shubh Dhanteras…

Make it a memorable Dhanteras by buying gold and silver and celebrating the auspicious occasion with your loved ones…

May our business prosper with our association and bring us glory. Wishing a very Happy Dhanteras…

Wishing a very Happy Dhanteras to everyone. May the blessings of Lord Kuber and Lord Dhanvantri showers on you always…

“May Lord Kuber is always there to bless you with prosperity and success in life…. Wishing you a blessed and Happy Dhanteras.”

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