The onset of Dhanteras or the ‘festival of wealth’ tells us that the ‘festival of lights’ Diwali is so very close now. Dhanteras is the first day of the five day celebrations related to one of the biggest hindu festival Diwali along with Navratri . It is also known as “Dhantrayodashi” or “Dhanvantari Trayodashi”. Though this indian festival is the celebration of physical,mental and spiritual wealth but the originator of Ayurveda ‘Dhanvantari’ is also worshipped this day along with Goddess Lakshmi- God Kubera(the God of wealth) and God Yama (the God of death). The timings for Dhanteras Puja is as such
- Dhanteras Puja Muhurta = 6:40PM to 8:35PM
- Duration = 1 Hour 44 Mins
Pradosh Kaal = 5:35PM to 8:11PM
Vrishabha Kaal = 6:42PM to 8:27PM
- Trayodashi Tithi Starts = 06:45 on 27/Oct/2016
Trayodashi Tithi Ends = 08:50 on 28/Oct/2016
The choti diwali is on saturday and the chaturdashi is till 7:52PM that day and then ‘amavasya’ would start by 7:53PM . The Diwali is on Sunday when Puja can be done after 5:33PM and the best timings for goddess Lakshmi is observed at 6:32PM to 8:27PM that day. The amavasya would last till 9:45PM on 30th.
It is believed that Dhanteras is the best day to buy gold ,silver or other metallic things and by doing so one brings prosperity and increased wealth to the family and business ventures. And so here is a quick guide on what to buy that day as your zodiac and so matching your mood and personality which make you feel happy and content once the celebrations are over and you can totally indulge yourself into the shopping spree with the basic idea of what to buy or gift beforehand.
Aries (March 21-April19)
Worship a red or pink idol of Lakshmi Ganesh.
Buy Gold or Brass items which are exquisite in their artwork and craftsmanship to persuade your fiery self and enhance your dynamism and competitiveness all the while matching your ‘I am always first’ policy.
Taurus ( April 20-May 20)
Worship a white, pearl or silver idols of Lakshmi Ganesh.
Buy Silver or steel high quality items like silver accessories, anklets,steel watches, steel kitchenware or silver antique boxes which does not compromise on your taste for high quality things and also be practical and reliable at the same time just like you.
Gemini ( May 21 -June 20)
Worship green or greenish blue firozi idols of Lakshmi Ganesh.
Buy Gold,Silver,or Brass contemporary items like brass candlesticks, sterling silver drinking goblets,trendy silver anklets which suit your fun and moody persona and make you decisive this one time unlike your indecisive nature usually. Everything colourful and super quirky for you!
Cancer ( June 21- July 22)
Worship White or milkish coloured idols of Lakshmi Ganesh.
Buy Silver or any metal items like silver kumkum bati,silver sindur dani, metal antiques or metal plating items which suits your emotional and sensitive nature and you could easily create an intimacy with your newly bought stuffs the way you like to do.
Leo ( July 23 -August 22)
Worship red or copperish idols of Lakshmi-Ganesha.
Buy gold or platinum things like jewellery,coins,utensils or statues suiting your royal nature and add to your exquisite collection.
Virgo ( August 23- September 22)
Worship green or close to green idols of Lakshmi Ganesha.
Buy Silver or steel items like utensils,coins or candlesticks matching perfectly to your grounded and humble temperament and you don’t feel overwhelmed with your newly bought stuffs.
Libra ( September 23 -October 22)
Worship Bright white or silverish idols of Lakshmi-Ganesha.
Buy gold,Silver or Bronze items like bronze antiques, trendy gold contemporary jewellery, silver ring, silver toe rings to suit your rational, liberated temperament and capture your imagination for a while.
Scorpio ( October 23 -November 21)
Worship red or pink idols of Lakshmi-Ganesha
Buy gold or bronze things like gold bars, feng shui items or heavy jewellery to suit the Scorpio extravagant and mysterious nature with which you can totally expect a lifelong commitment.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Worship yellow or cream idols of Lakshmi Ganesha.
Buy gold,bronze,silver items or any other metal like decorative items,equipments, art pieces,antiques etc which completely go in sync with your creative, idealistic and adventurous nature. For you sky is the limit.
Capricorn (December 22- january 19)
Worship purple or blue idols of Lakshmi- ganesha.
Buy gold items like idols, puja items, or traditional jewellery to match your conservative and likeness for quality craftsmanship and be ready to smile every time you turn to appreciate your newly found interests. You can also go for gold plated items.
Aquarius (January 20-february 18)
Worship sky blue or blue idols of Lakshmi-ganesha.
Buy silver or steel modern and fancy items like a steel watch .Even a vehicle or a phone is not a bad idea to go completely with your eccentric and energetic aura and let you blow like air which is your basic element.
Pisces ( February 19-March 20)
Worship yellow,cream, or mustard coloured idols of Lakshmi-Ganesha.
Buy gold, brass, silver or platinum items like rings, decorative stuffs, gold art pieces, chain or sterling silver decorative items which satisfy your artistic bit and also go smoothly with your gentle and wise taste. And whenever you look at your carefully bought things then it prove to be music to the ocean of your emotional self.
There is no derth of items in the market these days. There is no harm is researching a bit before hand for what you want for a special buy on special festivals like Dhanteras. And knowing about Zodiac is always helpful You can also buy things to gift friends and family on diwali day in a very customised way to make them feel special and improve your love compatibility . Happy Dhanteras and happy diwali! Enjoy the festivals in the most celebrative manner. You can check out these links to know more on fashion and beauty this festive season.