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Dhanteras Lakshmi Puja Muhrat Timing 2017 Apia Tuamasaga, Samoa

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When is Dhanteras dates in 2017

Dhanteras falls on 17th October 2017 on Tuesday. In Hindu calendar it is fall on 13th Day of Aso Vad ( Aso Vad Teras)

Dhanteras means

Dhanteras is the common word that refer to worship to god/goddess of wealth. The word in Hindi called Dhanteras while in Sanskrit and Marathi it is called Dhantrayodashi. On this auspicious day Goddess Lakshmi and God Kuber worshipped for prosperity, wealth and overall wellbeing. As Dhanteras is the first day of the Diwali festival, people of India and Indian around the world celebrates this festival with lots of joy and enthusiasm. These five days are the last five days of Hindu calendar, day after these five days (Diwali), there is Hindu New Year. Hindu consider these are so auspicious festival and they celebrated with cleaning house and business primacies.

Celebration of Dhanteras

Celebration of the Dhanteras and puja is worshiped with Dhan or wealth they have, they put all their jewelry as Gold or any form of wealth is consider as goddess Lakshmi or Kuber.

Lakshmi Puja Muhurat timing on Dhanteras 2017

Lakshmi Puja on Dhanteras should be performed during Pradosh Kaal, that start after sunset. Many devotees believe to perform Laxmi puja from Chogadiya Muhurattimings. There timings are good for traveling only. The best time for Lakshmi Puja on Dhanteras is during Sthir Lagna, which means goddess Lakshmi stay in your home. Now Muhurat times are depending upon your location which means Muhurattiming are directly depending up on sunrise and sunset in your city, please find your region, country or city near by you to get correct Muhurat timings.

Dhanteras falls on 17th October 2017 on Tuesday. In Hindu calendar it is fall on 13th Day of Aso Vad ( Aso Vad Teras)

Pradosh Kaal

Pradosh Kaal is the time when the day and night merge, It mean that one hour before and after the sunrise and sunset time called Pradosh kaal most suited for prayer. Pradosh Kall is an auspicious time for worship Lord Shiva, This tithi consider to be very important. Worshiping or doing puja during these time gives fruitful results. Pradosh kaal comes twice a month, on 13thdya of Sukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha.

Vidhi Or Method to perform Puja

In the evening, after seeing the star, the women of the house get together for puja. In some houses both men & women do the puja.

  • The 4 wick Deepak is placed on the pata.
  • Oil/ghee is put in the Deepak with the Four Wicks.
  • The Cowrie shell is placed on the Deepak.
  • The Deepak is lit. This is referred as Yamadeep. This Deepak pleases Yamaraj and the pitars/departed ancestors of the family.
  • Some water from the panchpatra is sprinkled around the Deepak, puja is performed with roli, chawal and money.
  • Four suhali and little pethas are offered.
  • Some people offer kheel and batasha also Dhoop is lit.
  • Women performing the puja go around the Deepak four times & do pranam.

The eldest woman of the family or unmarried girl of the house puts tilak from the roli in the chopda to everyone sitting for the puja. One male staff member of the house, covers his head with a cloth, takes the lit Deepak and keeps it outside on the right side of the main gate. This person is given dakshina. After puja, the family members do pranaam to all the elder people to them.

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