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Dhanteras, also known as Dhantrayodashi (Hindi: Dhantrayodashi, Gujarati: Dhantrayodashi), is an auspicious Hindu festival that falls on the first day of the major Diwali celebrations. In the Hindu calendar, it occurs on the trayodashi tith of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight of the moon) during the auspicious month of Kartik, however in the Gregorian calendar, it occurs in the months of mid-October to November. In India, Dhanteras is the first day of Diwali, the festival of lights. Dhanvantari, the Hindu God of Medicine, is honoured on this day. Dhanvantari, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, is the god of Ayurveda who taught mankind the wisdom of Ayurveda. Dhanteras is regarded as one of the most auspicious days of the year, and many people intend to invest in jewellery and household items on this day in the hopes of bringing good fortune and wealth to their homes.

The day is related with several tales. One of them is about King Hima's 16-year-old son. He was supposed to die on the fourth night after his wedding, according to legend. However, the God of Death was distracted by a stack of gold, and Hima's death was avoided. Yamadeepdaan is another name for it. Another narrative talks of Dhanwantari, the Gods' healer, who emerged with a jar of amrita or nectar from the ocean that was being churned by Gods and devils (samudramanthan). This day is known as dhanteras or dhantrayodashi since it occurred on the first day of Diwali.

Dhanteras literally translates to “wealth” (Dhan) and “thirteenth” (Thirteenth) (tera). On this day, Hindus traditionally purchase gold and silver jewellery or utensils. This day is also regarded to be highly lucky for beginning new businesses.

Tuesday, November 02, 2021 is Dhanteras.

On Dhanteras, Trayodashi Tithi time is November 02, 11:31 am – November 03, 9:02 am.

Pradosh Kaal Timing: 05:49 p.m. – 08:22 p.m.

Pradosh Kaal Timing: 5:44 p.m. on November 2nd – Tuesday, November 2nd, 8:18 p.m.

2021 Diwali Calendar


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