Today is the festival of Dhanteras

Dhanteras or Dhana Trayodashi is the first day of the Diwali festival.

On this day, people pray to Lord Dhanvantari, who is considered to be the teacher of all physicians and the founder of Ayurveda.

Dhanteras festival is celebrated by buying gold or silver jewellery, coins of gold or silver, household items like utensils made of iron, copper or brass.

The idea of buying something made of metal is that it brings good luck and keeps negative energy away.

It is also believed that on the day of Dhanteras, Goddess Lakshmi came out from the ocean of milk during the churning of the Sea. So, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber are worshiped on this day.