New Delhi, Oct 25 : Union Home Minister Amit Shah extended warm greetings to the people on the occasion of the Dhanteras festival which is an important part of the celebrations during the Diwali festive season.
Taking to the micro-blogging site twitter, the Home Minister said, '' May the pure festival of Dhanteras brings joy , prosperity and good fortune in everyones life.''
''Heartfelt Dhanteras greetings to all," he said.
Dhanteras is the first day that marks the beginning of Diwali festivities.
Lord Dhanvanatari, who is considered the God of Ayurveda, is also worshipped on this occasion.
During the festive season, people clean and prepare their homes for the Diwali festivities and on the evening on Dhanteras, Dhanvanatari is worshipped and his blessings are sought for a healthy disease-free life.