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Dhanteras 2020: Date, Time and Dhantrayodashi Muhurat in Indian Cities

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Dhanteras, also known as Dhanatrayodashi, marks the first day of Hindu festival Diwali. The festival is celebrated on the Trayodashi Tithi (Thirteenth day) of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar. On this auspicious day, Hindu devotees worship Lord Dhanvantari – the God of Ayurveda. Lord Dhanvantari is believed to be an avatar of Lord Vishnu who reserved the vessel containing Amrit (immortality).

Lord Dhanvantari imparted the knowledge of medicine to help rid humankind of the suffering of disease and for their betterment. On the day of Dhanteras, Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth is worshipped and rituals are performed with lamps of clay (diyas) being lit in the evening. Lord Kubera is also worshipped by devotees on the day.

The day is considered extremely auspicious as per Hindu tradition, for making new purchases. Items of gold, silver and new utensils are bought as a sign of good luck. This year in India, Dhanteras will be celebrated on Friday, November 13.

Dhanteras 2020 Date & Time

Dhanteras 2020 Trayodashi Tithi

The Trayodashi Tithi begins at 9:30 PM on November 12 and ends at 5:59 PM on November 13.

Dhanteras 2020 Puja Shubh Muhurat

The Dhanteras Puja is performed in the evening after sunset. As per the drikpanchang, the Pradosh Kaal Muhurat is ideal for Dhanteras Puja. 

The Pradosh Kaal starts at 5:28 PM and lasts till 8:07 PM on November 13.

Moreover, the Vrishabha Kaal, which concurs during Pradosh Kaal is ideal for carrying out the Dhanteras puja rituals.

The Vrishabha Kaal starts at 5:32 PM and ends at 7:28 PM on November 13.

Dhanteras Puja Date: Friday, November 13

Dhanteras Puja Muhurat 05:28 PM to 05:59 PM

Dhanteras 2020 Date & Time for different cities

Dhanteras Puja Muhurat in Pune: 05:57 PM to 05:59 PM

Dhanteras Puja Muhurat in New Delhi: 05:28 PM to 05:59 PM

Dhanteras Puja Muhurat in Chennai: 05:40 PM to 05:59 PM

Dhanteras Puja Muhurat in Jaipur: 05:37 PM to 05:59 PM

Dhanteras Puja Muhurat in Hyderabad: 05:41 PM to 05:59 PM

Dhanteras Puja Muhurat in Gurgaon: 05:29 PM to 05:59 PM

Dhanteras Puja Muhurat in Chandigarh: 05:30 PM to 05:59 PM

Dhanteras Puja Muhurat in Kolkata: 04:58 PM to 05:59 PM

Dhanteras Puja Muhurat in Mumbai: 06:01 PM to 08:34 PM

Dhanteras Puja Muhurat in Bengaluru: 05:50 PM to 05:59 PM

Dhanteras Puja Muhurat in Ahmedabad: 05:56 PM to 05:59 PM

Dhanteras Puja Muhurat in Noida: 05:32 PM to 05:59 PM

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