Dhanteras marks the first day of the grand festival of Diwali. The festive occasion of Dhanteras 2020 falls on the 13th of November. According to the Lunar calendar, the festival of Dhanteras is celebrated on the 13th day of the Krishna Paksh, the month of Kartik. On this special occasion, people worship lord Dhanvantri, the god of Ayurveda. Dhanteras is considered one of the most auspicious festivals in Hindu culture and also referred to as the festival of wealth and prosperity. On this special day, people buy new clothes, clean their homes and decorate their homes with lamps, rangoli, Diya, and footprints of Goddess Lakshmi.