Lord Dhanvantari God of Ayurvedic Medicine

Lord Dhanvantari is the the physician of the Gods and Goddesses and the God of Ayurvedic medicine. Hindu Vedas and Puranas, mention Dhanwantari as the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Dhanvantari is also considered as the earliest practitioner of Ayurveda. Devotees worship Lord Dhanvantari to seek his blessings for sound health. Lord Dhanwantari is portrayed as Vishnu with four hands, holding medical herbs in one hand and a pot containing nectar called Amrita in another. The birthday of Dhanvantari falls one day before the Diwali FestivalThis year, Dhanvantari Jayanti Festival is celebrated on 13 November 2020.

Lord Dhanvantari God of Ayurvedic Medicine

Birth of Lord Dhanvantari

Shreemad Bhagwat and Sushrut Samhita describe the birth of Lord Dhanwantari. Hindu Puranas states that Lord Dhanvantari emerged from the ocean with a pot of Amrit when the ocean of milk was churned by Gods and demons for Amrita (nectar). Goddess Mahalakshmi also re-born on the same day and therefore the birthdays of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Dhanvantari are celebrated on the same day. Lord Dhanvantari emerged out of the ocean holding Amrit Pot, Shankha, Sudarshana Chakra and Jalauka in his four hands. Lord Dhanvantari took birth to protect all living beings from diseases, untimely death, as well as sorrows.

Dhanvantari Mantra for Good Health

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  1. Thank you very much for the information. P
    ls provide Dhanvanthri slogam and pooja mehtods also if possible.