Dhanteras Puja –  Maximising Its Benefits

In my opinion, the following Lakshmi And Dhanvantari Puja, if done during the correct Muhurat,  would add Wealth of good Health, Prosperity and Happiness  in your Life


Simple Lakshmi Puja

  1. Wash your hands and feet before starting the puja
  2. Choose a clean and quiet place for the puja, preferably facing East Direction
  3. Preferably have the picture/idol of Goddess Lakshmi on your altar.
  4. Have some water in the copper ‘Lota’ (container)
  5. Light a Ghee Diya and  incense sticks and place them in front of the Goddess Lakshmi. The light symbolizes the removal of darkness and ignorance.
  6. Offer a few fresh flowers to the Goddess.
  7. Offer sweets/fruits to the Goddess as a symbol of sustenance and abundance.
  8. Chant the mantra “Om Shreem Mahalakshmaye Namah” for 108 times.
  9. After the puja, distribute the prasad (sweets or fruits) to family members as a symbol of sharing blessings.

Please note:

In my opinion, if you can chant ‘Sri Sukatam’ and ‘Sri Mahalakshmi Ashatakakm’  that would add thousands times more strength to your prayers. 

Sri Sukatam Sadhana: Start this from Dhanteras.   I would humbly suggest at least to chant ‘Sri Sukatam’ (16 Slokas)  x 8 times  in one sitting and continue this Sadhana for at least for 108 days


Dhanvantari Mantras

In Hinduism, Dhanvantari represents one of Vishnu’s incarnations. He appears in the Vedas and Puranas as the physician of the Gods (Devas), and the deity of Ayurveda.  I am told this is the  Mantra to receive Blessings for the greatest wealth of health and long life.  For cure as well as protection from diseases.

Therefore, on Dhanteras, devotees of Hinduism traditionally pray to Dhanvantari for his blessings on Physical and Mental health.   In my opinion, here are two  Mantras which I believe are potent with Healing energy


Mantra 1:

“ॐ नमो भगवते महासुदर्शनाय वासुदेवाय धन्वंतराये:
अमृतकलश हस्ताय सर्व भयविनाशाय सर्व रोगनिवारणाय
त्रिलोकपथाय त्रिलोकनाथाय श्री महाविष्णुस्वरूप
श्री धनवंतरी स्वरूप श्री श्री श्री औषधचक्र नारायणाय स्वाह”



 “Om Namo Bhagavate  Maha Sudharshana  Vasudevaya  Dhanvantaraye;

“Amrutha Kalasa Hasthaaya Sarva Bhaya  Vinasaya  Sarva Roka Nivaranaya

Tri Lokya Pathaye  Tri| Lokya Nithaye  Sri Maha Vishnu Swarupa

Sri Dhanvantri Swarupa  Sri Sri Sri  Aoushata Chakra Narayana Swaha”


We pray to the Lord, who is known as Sudarshana Vasudev Dhanvantari. He holds the Kalasha (pot) of the nectar of immortality. Lord Dhanvantari removes all fears and diseases. He is the well-wisher and the preserver of the three worlds. Dhanvantari is a form of Lord Vishnu, empowered to heal everyone. We bow down to the Lord of Ayurveda.


Dhanvantari Gayatri

Another mantras praising Lord Dhanvantari, this one provides praise for his magnificence, salutations, and the hope that he would wipe out sickness. This is the Dhanvantri Gayatri Mantra for Lord Dhanvantari, the recital of which may win for the devotees, the celestial blessings of the Lord.

Mantra 2

ॐतत्पुरुषायिवद्महे अमृताकलसाहस्थाया धीमिह तन्नो धन्वन्तरी प्रचोदयात्||

 “Om tat purushaaya vidmahae
Amritha kalasa hastaaya dheemahi
Tanno Dhanvantri prasodayaat”

Meaning: I worship the supreme person who holds the pot containing Amrit. As I meditate on him, let him kindle my intellect with wisdom.


 In my opinion,  the following are the auspicious Muhurta.  

Note:  If in doubt, Please contact your local Pandit and/or Astrologer


Muhurat For (Ayodhya, India)

Muhurta for YAMADEEPAM Puja

Date: Friday, 10 Nov 2023

Vrishabh Kaal: 5:30 pm – 7:27 pm

Muhurta: 5:13 pm – 6:32 pm


Muhurta for DHANTERAS Puja

Date:  Friday, 10 Nov 2023

Pradosh Kaal: 5:13 pm – 7:50 pm

Vrishabha Kaal: 5:30 pm – 7:27 pm

Muhurta: 5:30 pm – 7:27 pm


 Muhurta for  DEEPAVALI  Puja   (Sri Lakshmi Puja)

Date: Sunday, 12 Nov 2023

Pradosh Kaal: 5:12 pm – 7:49 pm

Vrishabha Kaal: 5:23 pm – 7:19 pm

Muhurta: 5:23 pm – 7:19 pm


Muhurat For Auckland, New Zealand


Muhurta for YAMADEEPAM Puja

Date:  Friday, 10 Nov 2023

Muhurta: 8:05 pm – 10:03 pm



Muhurta for DHANTERAS Puja

Date:  Friday, 10 Nov 2023

Pradosh Kaal: 8:05 pm – 10:03 pm

Vrishabha Kaal: 8:35 pm – 10:45 pm

Dhanteras Puja Muhurta:  8:35 pm – 10:03 pm



Muhurta for  DEEPAVALI  Puja   (Sri Lakshmi Puja)      

Amavasya: 10:14 pm 12 Nov 2023 – 10:26 pm 13 Nov 2023

Date: Sunday, 12 Nov 2023 

Pradosh Kaal: 8:05 pm – 9:41 pm

Vrishabha Kaal: 8:30 pm – 10:40 pm

Muhurta: 9:40 pm – 10:26 pm (in my opinion)



“May you all have a very Happy & Prosperous Deepavali”


Ravinder Grover 

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