On Dhanteras falling two days before Diwali, people perform Lakshmi Puja in some regions. The Dhantaru puja is performed during the Shubh Time. In 2012, Dhanteras is on November 11 and the Muhurat or Good time to perform puja are:
Dhantaru or Dhanteras Puja Time - November 11
8:09 AM to 12:21 PM
1:45 PM to 3:09 PM
05:56 pm to 09:10 pm
Please note that the time is based on Indian Standard Time.