Dhanteras also known as Dhanwantari Triodasi or Dhanatrayodashi is the first day of the five day Diwali festival and is celebrated two days before the actual Diwali day.
The word Dhan means wealth and Teras means 13th day as per Hindu calender. Hence Dhanteras is celebrated on thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) in the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin.
On this day Goddess Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth and Prosperity is worshiped to seek her blessings.
In 2017, Dhanteras will be celebrated on Tuesday, 17th October 2017.
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