Dhanteras 2020 Puja Muhurat, Mantra and Vidhi
Dhanteras Puja 2020 will be celebrated on Friday, November 13 this year. Dhanteras is also known as Dhantrayodashi. As per Hindu religious texts, on the day of Dhanteras, Goddess Lakshmi came out of the ocean during
Samudra manthan (churning of the ocean).
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Dhanteras 2020 Puja Vidhi
On the day of Dhanteras, Hindu devotees worship Goddess Lakshmi, along with Lord Kubera who is the God of wealth. Lakshmi Puja is also performed on Amavasya after two days of Dhantrayodashi which is considered more significant. The day of Dhanteras is also observed as Dhanwantari Triodasi. It marks the birth anniversary of Lord Dhanvantari – the God of Ayurveda.
Lakshmi Puja on Dhanteras is performed during Pradosh Kaal which starts after sunset and approximately lasts for 2 hours and 24 minutes. This year, Pradosh Kaal begins at 05:28 PM and ends at 08:07 PM on November 13. The Dhanteras Puja Muhurat begins at 05:28 PM and ends at 05:59 PM on Friday.
Devotees should perform the Lakshmi and Kubera Puja during the Pradosh Kaal. Place the photo/idol of Lord Kubera, Lord Dhanvantari and Goddess Lakshmi on a puja platform. Light a diya, scent sticks, and offer flower, fruits and sweets to them. Join your palms in a prayer mode and recite the following mantras:
Lord Kubera Mantra
Om Shri Kuberaya Namha
Anen Pujanen Shri Dhanadhyaksha-Shri Kuber Preeyatam
Lord Dhanvantari Mantra
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaaya
Dhanvantaraye Amrita-kalasha HastaayaSarva-amaya
Vinashaaya Trailokya Naathaya
Dhanvantri Maha-vishnave Namaha
Goddess Lakshmi Mantra
Om Hreem Shreem Lakshmibhayo Namah