Dhanteras represents the celebration of Maa Lakshmi, the one who bestows wealth and prosperity on us. We also pray to Lord Dhanvantri, Lord Kuber and Yama Dev on this day to seek blessings for a long and fulfilling life.
Dhanteras Puja is performed on the day of Dhantrayodashi. Dhanteras translates into wealth on the thirteenth day. It falls on the thirteenth day of dark fortnight in the month of Kartik as per Hindu calender.
Dhanteras Puja is performed to reap a number of benefits like
- Gaining Wealth and Prosperity.
- For financial success in business, new ventures and undertakings.
- Better overall health.
- Protect children and family members from illness and hazards.
Dhanteras Puja is performed during Diwali on the day of Trayodhashi, which marks the first day of the five day long Diwali festival. The day is also celebrated as Dhanvantri Jayanti, honoring the Lord Dhavnatri – the Lord of Ayurveda and the incarnation of Lord Vishnu.