Diwali 2017 is here and Dhanteras which is also known as Dhantrayodashi is celebrated as the first day of  Diwali festival. This auspicious day has a lot of significance for  Hindu people. It is said that on Dhanteras, Goddess Lakshmi came out of the ocean during the churning of the sea.  On this day, people buy gold, silver, vessels and other such things on this auspicious day. On this auspicious day devotees worship Godess Lakshmi and Kuber to gain prosperity and wealth. We share with you everything you need to know about Dhanteras puja muhurat, tithi, and other details to follow on the auspicious occasion of Dhanwantari Triodasi. Follow these timing for Dhanteras Puja 2017. (ALSO READ Dhanteras 2017 Kuber Puja: Perform Shri Kuber Mantra and Puja Vidhi on Dhantrayodashi to Gain Prosperity and Wealth this Diwali).

Dhanteras Puja Muhurta = 19:14 to 20:13
Duration = 0 Hours 58 Mins
Pradosh Kaal = 17:41 to 20:13
Vrishabha Kaal = 19:14 to 21:10
Trayodashi Tithi Starts = 02:56 on 17/Oct/2017
Trayodashi Tithi Ends = 02:38 on 18/Oct/2017

The Dhanteras puja muhurat for the yea 2017 begins from 9.14 pm to 8.13 pm. This duration lasts for 58 minutes. The Trayodashi tithi starts on Oct 17, 2017 at 2.56 and ends on October 18, 2017 at 2.38. The Pradosh kaal is between 5.41 pm to 8.13 pm and the Vrishabha kaal is from 7.14 pm to 9.10 pm. The best time for puja on Dhanteras is Pradosh kaal.

Dhanteras is these days associated with wealth, but actually Dhanvantari is a provider of health not wealth. People spend this auspicious day of Dhanteras by buying gold, silver, utensils and other such things for good luck. Every This day is also observed as Dhanwantari Triodasi or Dhanvantri Jayanti. We wish you happy and prosperous Dhantrayodashi.

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