Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended greetings to the nation on the joyous occasion of Dhanteras 2020 and wished them happiness and prosperity. In a tweet, he wished that Dhanwantari, a god associated with the Indian system of medicine whose birth anniversary is observed on this day, brings happiness, prosperity, good fortune and good health to people.
Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister hoped that the festive occasion of Dhanteras and Diwali bring happiness, prosperity and good health in everyone's life. "Best wishes to all of you on Dhanteras. May Lord Dhanvantari bring happiness, prosperity, good luck and good health in everyone's life", the Prime Minister said in a tweet in Hindi.
PM Modi also greeted the nation on the occasion of Ayurveda Day.
“Greetings on Ayurveda Day. On this special day, will be inaugurating two Ayurveda institutes, located in Rajasthan and Gujarat. The programme begins at 10:30 AM. Do watch!”, he tweeted.
Dhanteras, also known as Dhana Trayodashi, is believed to be one of the most auspicious days to invest in gold and silver. Dhanteras is a key festival as it drives the annaul sales of one-third of the small jewellers. On this day, devotees pray to Lord Kuber and Goddess Lakshmi — the god and goddess of wealth.