Dhanteras marks the first day of five-days-long Diwali Festival. Dhanteras Festival, also known as Dhantrayodashi or Dhanwantari Triodasi, falls on the auspicious thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Kartik (October/November). In the word Dhanteras, "Dhan" stands for wealth. On Dhanteras Goddess Laxmi is worshiped to provide prosperity and well being. Hence Dhan Teras holds a lot more significance for the business community. Dhanteras is on the year 2013 date for 01 November 2013, Friday.
The festival of Dhanteras is observed on the 13th day of Krishna Paksh in the month of Karthik. This is also known as Yamadeep. Dhanteras puja is performed 2 days before Diwali. Dhanteras Puja is also known as Dhanvantri Jayanti Puja. On this festival, we pray for good health and wealth for the family. We worship to God Dhanvantari for Health and Lord Kuber to Wealth.