Dhanteras 2023 is being celebrated on Friday, November 10, 2023. Dhanteras, also known as Dhanatrayodashi, is a popular festival of Hindus that falls two days before Diwali and marks the beginning of this festival.
Lord Dhanvantari, who is considered as the God of Ayurvedic Medicine, is believed to emerge from the sea during samudra manthan, holding a pot of amrit in one hand and the sacred Ayurveda text in the other. Lord Dhanvantari and Goddess Lakshmi are worshiped on the occasion of Dhanteras.
Dhanteras 2023 Overview
|Hindu Festival||Dhanteras 2023|
|Also known as||Dhanatrayodashi, धनतेरस, धनत्रयोदशी|
|Date||10th November 2023|
|Trayodashi Tithi starts from||12:35 PM on November 10, 2023|
|Trayodashi Tithi ends at||1:57 PM on November 11, 2023|
|Dhanteras Puja Muhurat||5:47 PM to 7:43 PM, November 10, 2023|
|Puja Duration||1 Hour 56 Mins|
Dhanteras 2023 Date
As per the Hindu calendar, the festival of Dhanteras is celebrated on the thirteenth day of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the month of Ashwin. This usually falls in the month of October or November in the Gregorian calendar. As calculated through the Hindu calendar, in the year 2023, Dhanteras falls on 10th November 2023.
Significance of Dhanteras Puja
It is believed that Lord Dhanvantari, the God of Ayurvedic Medicine appeared on the earth on the day of Dhanteras. In his honor, the Indian ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) announced Dhanteras to be celebrated as National Ayurveda Day and it was first observed on 28 October 2016.
In Jainism, the festival is celebrated as Dhanyateras and it is believed that on this day Mahavira was in the state of leaving everything in this world before obtaining salvation.
Story of Dhanteras Puja
Other than Lord Dhanvantari appearing from the sea there is another story behind the celebration of Dhanteras festival. According to a legend, once there was a prince who was destined to die of snake bite on the fourth day of his marriage. On that particular day, his newly-wed wife laid out all gold and silver jewelry in a heap at the entrance of the sleeping chamber and lit many lamps. She started narrating stories and to keep her husband from sleeping.
When Yamaraj came in the form of a snake at the prince’s doorstep, his eyes were dazzled and blinded by the lamps and the jewelry. Failing to enter the prince’s chamber, he climbed on the heap of gold and silver and spend the entire night listening to the stories the price’s wife was narrating. When the morning came, he silently went away without harming the prince. This special day came to be celebrated as Dhanteras.
Dhanteras 2023 Celebration
Lord Dhanvantari, the god of health and Ayurveda, is worshiped in the evening of Dhanteras. People clean and decorate the entrance of their house with lights, diyas and lamps. Traditional rangoli designs are also made to welcome Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Dhanvantari.
There is also a ritual of keeping diyas burning all night to please Lord Yama and pray him to avert untimely death of the family members. Buying utensils, items of gold and silver, jewelry, gadgets, clothes are considered as auspicious on the day of Dhanteras.
Dhanteras 2023 Wishes
Check out some quotes and wishes for Dhanteras 2023 that you can send to your friends and family on this joyous occasion.
Lord Dhanvantari is always there to bless you with a long and healthy life. Wishing you a blessed and happy Dhanteras.
May Almighty bless you with opulence and prosperity. May you have a blessed Dhanteras with your family and friends.
May the auspicious day of Dhanteras bring you all the goodness in the world. Happy Dhanteras to you and your family.
On the occasion of Dhanteras, here’s wishing you good health and wealth in abundance. Wishing you a very Happy Dhanteras.
This Dhanteras, may you be showered with Lord Lakshmi’s wealth and Lord Dhanvantari’s amrit. Happy Dhanteras.
On Dhanteras Festival, May Divine blessings of Goddess Lakshmi, Bestow on your bountiful fortune. A Happy Dhanteras to you.
May this Dhanteras Celebration endow you with prosperity and opulence. Wishing you a very Happy Dhanteras.
May your life be full of happiness and wealth to give you all comforts you ever wished for. Happy Dhanteras to you and family!
On this auspicious day, may your life shine like gold, shimmer like silver and dazzle like platinum! Happy Dhanteras!
May you find newer paths and see new dreams for a new life that will always come true. Wishing you a very Happy Dhanteras.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dhanteras 2023 date is 10th November 2023.
Dhan- Wealth and Teras- 13th lunar day of Krishna Paksha.
Most people prefer to buy gold or silver on this day.