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PM Modi greets people on the occasion of Dhanteras


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi said greetings to everyone on the special occasion of Dhanteras.
  • Dhanteras, also known as Dhanatrayodashi, is the 1st day that marks the festival of Diwali in India. 
  • It is celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the Hindu calendar month of Kartika. 
  • The Indian ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy, announced its decision to observe Dhanteras, as the "National Ayurveda Day.