• Lord Dhanvanthri, installed in 2016, is an Avatar of Lord Vishnu.
  • He appears in the Vedas and Puranas as the physician of the gods and the Lord of Ayurvedic medicine.
  • Devotees pray to Him for good health for themselves and for others.
  • Lord Dhanvanthri is said to have emerged during the Churning of the milky ocean, holding a pot of Amrit (giver of eternal life), a Conch (Shangu), a circular spinning saw (Chakra) and a Jalouka (medicinal leech).
  • He protects all living beings from disease, untimely death and eliminates sorrows.

Where in the Temple?

  • Situated in a separate shrine, on the right of the moolasthanam

Main Festivals Celebrated

  • Dhanvanthri Homam

Associated songs / slokams

  • Dhanvanthri Sloka

How to pray

  • Special prayers on Thursdays and if someone is unwell
  • Japa – silent meditative repetition of the Dhanvanthri sloka

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