‘Dhanteras’ is a famous festival of Hindus. It is celebrated by Hindus all over India and across the world. Dhanteras is celebrated on the 13th day of Krishna Paksha in the month of Karthik according to Hindu Calendar. It generally falls in the month of October-November each year.
Dhanteras marks the beginning of the five-day Diwali celebrations. It takes place two days before Diwali to honor Dhanvantari, an incarnation of Vishnu. Dhanteras is also known as Yamadeep. It is also known as Dhanvantari Jayanti.
On this day, we pray for good health and wealth for the family. Decorated clay idols and photos of Shri Ganesh and Shri Lakshmi are bought from the market on the day of Dhanteras. These idols are worshiped on the day of Diwali. Silver articles are bought for the house and Iron, Copper, or Brass utensils are bought for the kitchen on this day.