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Dhanteras Muhurat, Diwali Muhurtha, Diwali Muhurta, Diwali Moorat, Lakshami Puja muhurtha, Dhanteras Moorat FAQ

Panchang Ganita, Panchanga Siddhanta, Panchang Author: Pundit Mahesh Shastriji, Seattle, WA USA
Inspiration: Late Pundit Maganlal Devshanker Shastriji


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Dhanteras Muhurat, Diwali Muhurtha, Diwali Muhurta, Diwali Moorat, Lakshami Puja muhurtha, Dhanteras Moorat FAQ

While I was leaving home i got call from someone, "Your website has only one muhurta for dhanteras day where as our temple priests gives 4 or 5 muhurta? Why do you give only one muhurtha in the day?".

I smiled first and answered. The best time to do diwali / dhanteras puja is pradosha kala and sthira lagna. According to dharmashastra when you do puja during pradosha kala (sunsset to sunset + 2 hours 24 minutes) with sthira langa (Vrishabha, Simha, Vrischika, and Kumbha) lakshmi will stay in your house -- sthira means she'l ll be fixed in your house, won't leave your house. The another good time is Mahanishitha kala (midnight - 24 minutes to midnight +24 minutes) with sthira lagna on diwali day. This is best time. We have given both muhurtha on our site. :)

Sometimes muhurtha may prevail for only 5 to 6 minutes. Then what to do? You do purvang puja -- Ganesh puja, kalasha puja before that muhurtha and start chanting some lakshmi mantra till the muhurtha time arrives. When muhurtha time arrives do lakshmi invocation and do puja and then it can continue beyond that time.

Now when other pundit gives you 3 or 4 muhurta they are giving you what is known as per chogadia, or guari panchangam, Which is good only for travelling not for puja muhurtha. I am not sure why they even mention it. We only give best possible time. If you do puja in those chogadia muhurtha which is not prevailing during pradosha or mahanishitha kala then it's just lakshmi puja done on any other day. For diwali importance to puja is given when lakshmi comes to your home. She visits every home during Pradosha kala and mahanishitha kala. Also another thing to note that we have muhurtha for over 394 major cities worldwide along with their panchangam.  If you have been following my site i've explained you cannot use calendar/panchang/jantri or muhurat time from India and use it abroad. Indian panchang/jantri/calendar is waste outside of india due to longitude, latitude, time-difference, different sunrise, sunset, moonrise timings. For more details on that please read here also here.

If you are reading this I strongly recommend you to do puja in above mention times. You can visit to get Diwali/Dhanteras muhurta / moorat timings for your city.

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yaj jagrato duram udaiti daivam tad u suptasya tatHaivaiti|
duramgamam jyotisam jyotir ekam tan me manaH shivasankalpam astu||
||shri shukla yajurveda vajasaneyi samhita (madhyandina sakha) 34.1||

The divine essence that goes far away, from the waking, and likewise from the sleeping, and that one far-traveling Light of lights, on that-the auspicious will of the divine-may my mind dwell.

.. sarve janA sukhino santu ..
kriShNa! kriShNa!! kriShNa!!!

I bow down to the supreme personality of godhead Lord kriShNa who makes incomplete complete.
Pundit Mahesh Shastriji
Seattle, WA, USA
shastrijii at mypanchang dot com


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