Dhanteras or Dhantrayodashi falls on October 28 2016 marking the begining of the five day Diwali festival to be celebrated all over the country. Dhanteras holds a special significance for businessmen and the entire business community who purchase gold on this auspicious day to mark the begining of their repective business calender. It is believed that on this day Goddess Lakshmi visits her home and grants devotees with her blessings. The seven cereals are been worshipped at this day including barely, wheat, Urad, gram, Moong and Masoor. In this august occasion gifts are exchanged among family, friends and corporate employees. Many corporates offer Diwali bonus to their employees either in cash, in kind or both depending upon the size of the company and the designation of the employees. Corporates purchase gifts in bulk for distribution among the employees. Items like golden dry fruit basket, golden silver bowl set and silver glasses comes handy both from the employer's and the employees. For friends and family, Oxidised peepal leaf diya embossed ganesh ji, Marble jewellery box with closed kundan necklace, Gold turtles and toads does the wonders.