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Dhanteras - also known as Dhanatryodashi and Dhanvantari Tryodashi - is Day 1 of the 5-day long Diwali festivities. On the night of Dhanteras, people light up diyas and ritually keep them burning throughout the night. They do so in order to honour Goddess Lakshmi and Dhanvantari. People - especially Hindus celebrating the day - consider this a highly auspicious day to make new purchases. People prefer buying precious metals like gold and silver apart from daily use steel utensils on this day. Since it is the first day of Diwali festivities, it is celebrated with high levels of zeal....

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