Date, History, Culture, Religious Significance, Meaning, Puja Time and Other Details
Dhanteras 2022 Date and Time: Dhanteras, also called Dhantrayodashi, marks the start of the five-day Diwali festivities. Dhanteras 2022 will be celebrated across India on October 23, 2022, which will involve people buying gold, new clothes, cleaning their houses and making several other arrangements. The five festivities that begin with Dhanteras 2022 end with Bhai Dooj which is a special occasion that celebrates the bond between siblings.
Dhanteras 2022 will be observed on the 13th Lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik. Notably, as a matter of interest, the Ministry of AYUSH observes Dhanteras as the “National Day of Ayurveda”.
Learn more about Dhanteras 2022 below. Check the date, history, significance, cultural significance, Puja time and other details of the day here.
Dhanteras 2022 Date and Time
Dhanteras will be celebrated in India on October 23, 2022. The Diwali festival of light will begin with Dhanteras which is celebrated on the Trayodashi Tithi. However, in some states Diwali festivities begin with Govatsa Puja on Dwadashi Tithi.
Dhanteras Puja muhurat – 7:34 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.
Duration – 1 hour 6 minutes
Trayodashi Tithi will start at 6:02 p.m. on October 22, 2022 and end at 6:30 p.m. on October 23, 2022.
History of Dhanteras 2022
Dhanteras is celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu calendar month of Ashvini. Dhanvantari, who is also worshiped on the occasion of Dhanteras in India, is regarded as the God of Ayurveda who imparted the wisdom of Ayurveda for the benefit of mankind.
According to ancient legend, Dhanteras is connected with the story of a 16-year-old son of King Hima whose horoscope predicted his death due to snakebite on the fourth day of his marriage. That day, his young wife did not allow him to sleep and left all his ornaments and many gold and silver coins at the entrance to the bedroom.
She told stories and sang songs all night long to keep her husband awake. The next day, when Yama, the god of death, arrived at the prince’s doorstep, his eyes were dazzled by the sparkle of jewels and lights. Yama could not enter the Chamber and instead climbed on top of the golden coins and sat there all night listening to the stories and songs. He left silently the next morning.
The young prince was saved from the clutches of death because of his new bride and the day has come to be celebrated as Dhanteras.
Meaning of Dhanteras 2022
Dhanteras is the worship of Lord Dhanvantari, who according to Hindu traditions emerged during Samudra Manthan holding a Kalash full of Amrit and the holy text on Ayurveda in the other hand.
According to popular legend, when the devas and asuras performed the Samudra Manthan (churning of the ocean) for Amrit, Dhanvantari (the physician of the gods and an incarnation of Vishnu) emerged bearing a pot of elixir on the day of Dhanteras .
Dhanteras Celebrations 2022
On Dhanteras, houses are cleaned in preparation for Diwali. They are carefully cleaned and whitewashed and Lord Dhanvantari is worshiped in the evenings. The main entrance to Dhanteras is decorated with colorful lanterns to welcome the Goddess of Wealth.
On the night of Dhanteras 2022, diyas ritually burn all night in honor of Lakshmi and Dhanvantari.
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