New Delhi: Markets across the nation are glittering with commodities like silver and gold to mark the Dhanteras on Friday.
As per the legend, on the day of Dhantrayodashi, Goddess Lakshmi came out of the ocean during the churning of the Milky Sea. Hence, Goddess Lakshmi and God of wealth, Lord Kubera are worshipped on this day.
Markets are usually bustling with crowds on his day as it is considered auspicious to buy gold, silver, diamond and utensils on this day. In the evening, prayers are offered for the prosperity of business.
Here are specific timings for Dhanteras Puja this year:
Dhanteras Puja Muhurta = 17:35 to 18:20 *(without sthir lagna)
Duration = 0 Hours 45 Mins, Pradosh Kaal = 17:35 to 20:11 Vrishabha Kaal = 18:35 to 20:30
Trayodashi Tithi Starts = 16:15 on 27/Oct/2016
Trayodashi Tithi Ends = 18:20 on 28/Oct/2016
First Published | 27 October 2016 9:48 AM