Last Updated: 24th September, 2020

Dhanteras Puja Vidhi (Muhurat)

Dhanteras 2020 is on Friday, 13 November

The timings for Dhanteras puja are given below:

Pradosh Kal:

This is the time period after sunset and it spans 1 hours and 10 minutes. Deep Dan (placing lamps in front of Yam Dev) and Lakshmi Puja are the special highlights of this festive occasion.

Chaughadia Muhurat:

Some of the auspicious timings suggested by astrologers for businessmen to perform a puja on Dhanteras 2020 are:

Pradosh Kaal Muhurat

Dhanteras Puja Muhurta 05:28 PM to 05:59 PM
Duration 00 Hour 30 Mins
Pradosh Kaal 05:28 PM to 08:07 PM
Vrishabha Kaal 05:32 PM to 07:28 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Begins 09:30 PM on Nov 12, 2020
Trayodashi Tithi Ends 05:59 PM on Nov 13, 2020

Dhanteras Mantra

मृत्युना पाशदण्डाभ्यां कालेन च मया सह।
त्रयोदश्यां दीपदानात सूर्यज: प्रीयतामिति॥

Puja Samagri for the Dhanteras Puja

  • One Deepak/Diya made of flour dough with 4 wicks
  • Sacred Water and a Spoon
  • Coins
  • Aasan to be seated on
  • Sweets
  • Kheel ,Batasha
  • Dhoop, Dhoopdaan
  • Wicks, Oil/Ghee and Matchbox
  • A Shell with a hole
  • Flowers,
  • Rice, Roli

Dhanteras Puja Vidhi

Dhantrayodashi which is also known as Dhanteras is the first day of five days long Diwali festivities. According to legends Lakshmi the Goddess of Wealth came out during the churning of the celestial ocean by the devas and asuras. On this auspicious day of Trayodashi, the day of Dhanteras, Goodess Lakshmi along with Lord Kubera are worshipped.

The Time of Puja

  • On Dhanteras, Lakshmi Puja is done during Pradosh Kaal.
  • Pradosh Kaal begins 96 minutes after the exact time of sunset. This period lasts for about 2/2 hours.
  • During Pradosh Kaal the puja should be conducted when Sthir lagna (Fixed Ascendant) prevails as this will stabilize Maa Lakshmi who is very prone to movement.

The Rituals

Apart from the normal puja items used for worship, you will require a diya made of wheat dough which will act as the Yamadeep.

The method of puja is as follows:
  • The puja is performed after the star is sighted in the sky.
  • The flour dough diya is lit and the shell is placed on it. This is the Yamadeep which is lit to please the God of Death as well as the departed souls of the family.
  • This lamp is placed outside at the entrance by a male member of the family.
  • Then the Panchopchar Puja of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha is performed.

Wishing health and prosperity to all of you on the occasion of Dhanteras.

Dhanteras Puja Aarti

Aarati of Lord Dhanvantri

Aum Namo Dhanwantri Deva; Namo Namo Dhanwantri Deva;
Vishnu Swaroop Ji Tohra Vandan; Sweekaaro Jag Ka Abhinandan;
Abhinandan Tohra Abhinandan (2); Namo Namo Dhanwantri Deva;

Saagar Manth Se Jag Mein Aaye; Amrit Kalash Bhi Aap-Hu Laaye;
Gal Vaikunthi Peetambar Odhe; Vipada Jaanu Aaye Daurhe Daurhe;
Daurhe Daurhe Aaye Tum Daurhe Daurhe (2); Namo Namo Dhanwantri Deva;

Saanwal Varn Au’ Lambi Bhujaayein; Jagmag Jagmag Chaaron Dishayein;
Ek Bhuja Mein Shankh-Hi Saaje; Dooji Bhuja Sang Chakra Viraaje;
Chakra Viraaje Tohre Chakra Viraaje (2); Namo Namo Dhanwantri Deva;

Neelkanth Aur Rakta-Hi Netra; Tej Pratap Se Jage Sab Kshetra;
Kesh Saje Aur Kaanon Mein Kundal; Damke Saara Abha Mandal;
Abha Mandal Damke Abha Mandal (2); Namo Namo Dhanwantri Deva;

Mohini Ban Asuron Ko Chhakaayo; Devon Ko Oorja Punha Dilaayo;
Kaisi Leela Prabhu Aap Dikhayee; Saagar Ratan Banu Jagad Chaunkayee;
Jagad Chaunkayee Tum Jagad Chaunkayee (2); Namo Namo Dhanwantri Deva;

Tum Ayurved Jagad Ko Deenha; Peerhit Rogon Se Mukti Keenha;
Rog Upchaar Ke Tum ho Swami; Swarag Lok Ke Tum Amrit Naami;
Amrit Naami Tum Amrit Naami (2); Namo Namo Dhanwantri Deva;

Jaraa Rog Ke Aap-hun Bhakshak; Aapan Jan Ke Aap-hun Rakshak;
Achha Swaasthya Aap-hun Banavo; Mrityu Bhaya Se Aap-hun Bachavo;
Aap-hun Bachavo Prabhu Aap-hun Bachavo (2); Namo Namo Dhanwantri Deva;

Tumko Jo Jan Roz Dhyaave; Rog Kasht Kabhi Nikat Na Aave;
Tumhri Jo Nit Aarti Gaave; Sukh Samridhi Phal Sada Woh Paave;
Sada Woh Paave Phal Sada Woh Paave (2); Namo Namo Dhanwantri Deva;

Vinthi Karte Hain Tumhre Sanmukh; Mrityu Lok Se Karo Dur Dukh;
Manglaashish Se Rakho Apne Paasa; Sab Jan Tumhre Charnon Ke Daasa;
Charnon Ke Daasa Tohre Charnon Ke Daasa (2); Namo Namo Dhanwantri Deva;

Daas Pradeep Rachi Aarti Tihaari; Sab Jan Sukh Do He Balihaari;
Haath Jorh Karein Aarti Tumhaari; Kasht Haro Sabke Paalanhaari;
Paalanhaari Sabke Paalanhaari (2); Namo Namo Dhanwantri Deva;

Ayurved Se Karein Jan Sewa; Jai Jai Jai Dhanwantri Deva;
Jag Kalyaani Baanto Tum Mewa; Jai Jai Jai Dhanwantri Dewa;
Deva Ho Deva Dhanwantri Deva (2); Namo Namo Dhanwantri Deva;

Aum Namo Dhanwantri Deva; Namo Namo Dhanwantri Deva;
Vishnu Swaroop Ji Tohra Vandan; Sweekaaro Jag Ka Abhinandan;
Abhinandan Tohra Abhinandan (2); Namo Namo Dhanwantri Deva;
Om Dhanwantraya Namah ~ Om Dhanwantraya Namah