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About Lord Dhanvantari
The Hindu God Of Medicine
We are all aware of the main Gods of Hinduism like the Trimurti, Maa Shakti or Durga and the likes of Ganesh, Murugan, Lakshmi, Saraswati and Hanuman. But according to the pages of Hindu puranam, there are many, many other Gods who have played important roles at several stages of Hindu puranam.
One such God is Dhanvantari or the Hindu God of medicine. Lets have a look at some interesting facts about Lord Dhanvantari that highlight his importance as a Hindu God.
Dhanvantari is an avatar of Vishnu in Hinduism. He appears in the Vedas and Puranas as the physician of the gods (devas), and the god of Ayurveda. It is common practice in Hinduism for worshipers to pray to Dhanvantari seeking his blessings for sound health for themselves and/or others, especially on Dhanteras.
Bhagavata Purana states that Dhanvantari emerged from the Ocean of Milk and appeared with the pot of nectar during the story of the Samudra (or) Sagara Mathana whilst the ocean was being churned by the Devas and Asuras, using the Mandara mountain and the serpent Vasuki. The pot of Amrita was snatched by the Asuras or Demons, and after this event another avatar, Mohini, appears and takes the nectar back from the Asuras. It is also believed that Dhanvantari promulgated the practise of ayurveda.
1. Lord Dhanvantari is the Hindu God of medicine and the doctor of the Gods. He is also believed to be the founder of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of herbal medicine.
2. Dhanvantari’s origin dates back to the Puranas and more importantly to the legendary incident of Samudra Manthan. Lord Dhanvantari was the one who brought out the nectar of immortality or Amrit out of the depths of the kshirasagara (the milk ocean).
3. According to some legends, Dhanvantari has the power to cure snakebites and neutralize the effects of poison. He also has the ability to prevent deadly diseases and cure seemingly incurable ailments.
4. Some regard Dhanvantari as the 12th avatar of Lord Vishnu. He had received the knowledge of medicine from sage Bharadwaj. Dhanvantari is also regarded as the prince of Kashi in the Mahabharata.
5. The Dhanvantari Nighantu, one of the most important and earliest books of Ayurveda is said to have been written by Lord Dhanvantari himself. There are several other fascinating legends related to Lord Dhanvantari in Hindu mythology and Ayurveda is relevant even to this day.
“Om Namo Bhagavate Maha Sudharshana Vasudevaya Dhanvantaraye; Amrutha Kalasa Hasthaaya Sarva Bhaya Vinasaya Sarva Roka Nivaranaya Thri Lokya Pathaye Thri Lokya Nithaye Sri Maha Vishnu Swarupa Sri Dhanvantri Swarupa Sri Sri Sri Aoushata Chakra Narayana Swaha”
“Om tat purushaaya vidmahae Amritha kalasa hastaaya dheemahi Tanno Dhanvantri prasodayaat”
”Om aadivaidhyaaya vidmahae Arogya anugrahaaya dheemahi Tanno dhanvantri prasodayaat”
Lord Dhanvantari, who according to Sage Agasthya belonged to the ancestry of Lord Maha Vishnu, attained Jeeva Samadhi at Sri Vaitheeswaran Koil Temple in Tamilnadu. Vaitheeswaran Koil temple is situated within Sirkali district and Mayiladuthurai State Highway.
Lord Shiva is worshipped as Vaidyanathar (Medical Doctor) or Vaitheeswaran meaning the "God of healing" and it is believed that prayers to Vaitheeswaran can cure diseases. Sri Vaitheeswaran Koil is very famous for its healing.
• Sri Vaitheeswarn Koil Temple, Tamilnadu
• Nelluvai Dhanwantari Temple, Wadakkanchery, Thrissur, Kerala
• Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu
• Thevalakkadu Sree Dhanwanthari Temple, Kulasekharamangalam Post, Vaikom, Kottayam, Kerala
• Aanakkal Dhanwanthari Temple, Thaniyathukunnu, Thrissur
• Sree Dhanwanthari Temple, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
• Sree Dhanwanthari Temple, Maruthorvattom, Cherthala, Kerala
• Sree Dhanwanthari Temple, Prayikara, Mavelikara, Alleppey, Kerala
• Sree Dhanwanthari Temple Elanthoor, Pathanamthitta, Kerala
• Sree Dhanwanthari Temple Kanakkoor, Alappuzha, Kerala
• Shri Dhanwantari Temple, Gopabandhu Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya Campus, Puri, Odisha
• Sri Dhanvantri Swamy Sannidhi within the Sanjeevi Vinayakar Temple, JIPMER campus
Shri Aalkkalmanna Dhanwanthari Temple is situated at Eranthod Village, Angadippuram Panchayat, Perintalmanna Taluk of Malappuram District. There is also Sri Murrari Dhanvantri Moorthi Kshetram temple in kollam district (boothakulam) paravur.
It belongs to a family called Thundvilla, it is owned and run by the family members itself. People offer prayer for there beloved ones and offer paalpayasam to god. Shri Dhanvantari Temple, Palluruthy, Kochi, Kerala is a small temple managed by Gowda Saraswath Brahmin Community.
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