Dhanteras or Dhantrayodashi is a Hindu festival in which goddess Lakshmi (goddess of wealth) and lord Dhanvantari (god of medicines) is worshipped who is known for wealth and prosperity and is the first day that marks the first day of Diwali. This festival is celebrated two days before the main day of Diwali.
During these days, people decorate their houses, light lamps, light incense sticks, afford flowers, buy sweets and all come together to perform the Lakshmi puja. Dhanteras is celebrated to cleanse and get rid of ailments as the lord Dhanvantari is a god of health. Dhanteras is celebrated all over India where people even receive bonuses and gifts and the sale of golds and gold related materials takes up a step in.
This year the festival falls on November 2, 2021 and will be celebrated by Indians all across the globe. Hindus consider this as an extremely auspicious day to buy gold or silver articles and new articles.