Here is a brief account on Dhanteras festival
and Dhanteras/ Dhanwantari Triodasi celebrations during Diwali.
Dhanteras is an important part of Diwali
celebrations. Dhanteras marks the first day of Diwali celebrations.
Dhanteras is also called Dhanvantari Trayodashi. It falls on the
thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Kartik
(October-November). The word 'Dhan' signifies money or wealth. On the
day of Dhanteras, people worship the Goddess of Wealth (Goddess
Lakshmi). Since Dhanteras is associated with the worship of Goddess
Lakshmi, it is a very important celebration in the homes of the
mercantile community. In India, houses and market places wear a festive
look on the day of Dhanteras and market places are abuzz with people all
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