Dhanteras Muhurat and Puja Vidhi - Lakshmi Kuber Puja

Dhanteras is on 28 Oct 2016

Dhanteras Puja Muhurta = 17:35 to 18:20 (Evening 5:30 pm to 6:20 pm)

Pradosh Kaal = 17:35 to 20:11
Vrishabha Kaal = 18:35 to 20:30

Lord Kuber is the Lord of Wealth and the owner of the treasures of the world. He is worshiped on Diwali along with Lakshmi and Ganesh. However, Shri Kuber is also worshipped on Dhan Trayodashi (Dhanteras) during five days Diwali festivities.

Dhanteras Puja Vidhi

Ideally murti or photo of lord Kuber is used for worship but if you do not have Kuber murti or photo then Tijori or Jewelry box can also be used. Using energised kuber yantra ( as yantras are more powerful for worship and sadhana) is also an option. Lord Kuber puja is a Pitambar prayog : Mostly yellow objects are used. You should wear yellow clothes , yellow aasan should be there.
Before you start worshipping the tijori or Jewelry box, you should draw the sign of Swastik with Sindur and tie Moli (Kalava) to it.

Dhayan (ध्यान)

Star the puja with Dhayan (ध्यान), close your eyes and imagine Shri Kuber adorned with crown and other Jewelries has one hand in Var-Mudra and carry Gada in the other hand. You are bowing before him and he is blessing you in var-mudra.

Aavahan (आवाहन)

After Dhyanam of Shri Kuber, invoke Him with following Mantra. While calling Shri Kuber your hands should be in Aavahan Mudra in front of the chest (Aavahan Mudra is formed by joining both palms and folding both thumbs inwards).

Pushpanjali-1 (पुष्पाञ्जलि-१)

Lord Kuber has come now take five flowers in Anjali (by joining palm of both hands) and leave them in front of the murti or chest to offer the seat to Shri Kuber.

Pushpanjali-2 (पुष्पाञ्जलि-२)

After this perform Shri Kuber Puja with Chandan, Akshata, Pushpa, Doop, Deep and Naivedhya while chanting following Mantras. Pushpanjali Mantra

Om Shri Kuberaya Namha Padyom Padhyam Samarpayami।
Om Shri Kuberaya Namha Shirsi Arghyam Samarpayami।
Om Shri Kuberaya Namha Gandhakshatam Samarpayami।
Om Shri Kuberaya Namha Pushpam Samarpayami।
Om Shri Kuberaya Namha Dhoopam Samarpayami।
Om Shri Kuberaya Namha Deepam Samarpayami।
Om Shri Kuberaya Namha Naivedhyam Samarpayami।
Om Shri Kuberaya Namha Aachamaneeyam Samarpayami।
Om Shri Kuberaya Namha Tamboolam Samarpayami।

Preferably light a ghee lamp of 5 wicks. Direction is like 5 point star. Top one to the north.

For naivdedya , Offer White jaggery , honey , kheer made from rice , Panchmewa -5 dryfruits.

If you are comfortable with sanskrit mantra then chant mantra for lord Kuber. Mantras range from simple mantras to highly complicated ones.

The beneficial one is : ॐ यक्षाय कुबेराय वैश्रवणाय धन-धान्याधिपतये धन-धान्य-समृद्धिं मे देहि दापय स्वाहा।.

This should be done on a sphatik mala.

There is an stotra of 108 names of Lord kubera (ashtottara namavali ).Offer 1 rose/lotus while chanting each name, thus 108 flowers in total. Flowers like yellow lotus , red lotus, red rose should be offered.

Pushpanjali-3 (पुष्पाञ्जलि-३)

After doing Pujan as described above, take Gandha, Akshata and Pushpa in left hand and leave them over or near the chest with right hand.

Method of Deep Daan

In the evening have mitti ka Deepak and fill it with Til oil. Have new cotton in it and lit it. Lit an incense stick also and recite following mantra looking at South Direction:
‘मृत्युना दण्डपाशाभ्यां कालेन श्यामया सह ।त्रयोदश्यां दीपदानात्‌ सूर्यजः प्रीयतां मम ॥’

Now do deep daan and release diyas into water or leave them at pipal tree.

धनतेरस पर क्या खरीदें ?

मेष राशि -सोने का सिक्का बर्तन और तेजपत्र खरीदें |

वृष राशि -सोने का सिक्का या पीतल के बर्तन खरीदें ,हल्दी खरीदें |
मिथुन राशि -सोने का सिक्का और केसर खरीदें |

कर्क राशि -चांदी का सिक्का या चांदी के बर्तन खरीदें | कपूर का इस्तेमाल करें |

सिंह राशि -शहद भी खरीदें ,स्टील के बर्तन ,खजूर खरीदें |

कन्या राशि -स्टील के बर्तन खरीदें ,पत्थर से बनी हुई कोई चीज खरीदें |

तुला राशि -चांदी के बर्तन ,कपड़े भी खरीदें |

वृश्चिक राशि -ताम्बे का बर्तन खरीदना हितकर रहेगा |

धनु राशि -चांदी या फिर प्लेटिनम के जेवर खरीदें ,परफ्यूम भी खरीद सकते हैं |

मकर राशि -कलई किया हुआ बर्तन खरीदें ,स्टेशनरी का सामान खरीदें |

कुम्भ राशि -पारे से बनी हुई कोई चीज खरीदें ,कमर में बांधने की बेल्ट भी ले सकते हैं |

मीन राशि -ताम्बे के बर्तन जरुर खरीदें , वास्कट खरीदें |