Lord Dhanwantari is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Dhanvantari is said to be the God of Ayurvedic medicine and physician of the Gods. Lord Dhanvantari is worshiped by devotees to seek his blessings and for sound health. Lord Dhanwantari is portrayed as “Chatur Bahu” Vishnu (with four hands), holding medical herbs in one hand and a pot containing rejuvenating nectar called amrita in another.
Dhanvantari Mantra :
Om Namo Bhagavathe
Amrutha Kalasa Hasthaaya
Sarva Bhaya Vinashanaya
Sarva Roga Nivaranaya
Thri Lokaya Pathaye
Thri Lokaya Nithaye
Sri Maha Vishnu Swarupaya
Sri Dhanvantri Swarupaya
Sri Sri Sri Aoushadha Chakra Narayanaya Namaha
Meaning of Dhanvantari Mantra
We pray to the God, who is known as Sudarshana Vasudeva Dhanvantari. He holds the Kalasham full of nectar of immortality. Lord Dhanvantri removes all fears and removes all diseases. He is the well wisher and the preserver of the three worlds. Dhanvantari is like Lord Vishnu, empowered to heal the Jiva souls. We bow to the Lord of Ayurveda.
Short (Eka Sloka) Dhanvantari Mantras :
1) Namani Dhanwanthary Aadi Devam , Surasura Vanditham Pada Padmam, Loke Jara Rugbhay Mrityu Nashakam , Datharam Eesham
Meaning :- “O Lord Dhanvantary, I bestow before you.Your Lotus feet is worshiped both by the Sur[Good people] / Asur [Demons or Bad people]. You have the power to keep away people of this world from Miseries, diseases, ailments, Oldness, fear of diseases. O God, give me your blessings and medicines to cure the sick humanity.
2) “Shankham chakramuparyadhashcha karyordivyaushidham dakshine,Vamenanyakaren sambhratsudhakumbham jalaukavalim”
3) “Achyuthananda Govinda Vishno Narayanamrith Roganme Nashay Asheshanashu Dhanwantharaye Hare”
4) Vishnoh Krishna Janardhana Achyutham Hare Narayana Shree Pathe, Vaikunda Mrutham Kashavam Mukundananda Damodaram , Shaure Madhavam Padmanabha Bhagavan Govinda Dhanwanthare , Roganme Nithyam Nivaryathu Te Namamratham Sampratam.
List of Dhanvantari Temples in South India:
1.Dhanwantari Temple – At Ranganathaswamy Temple , Srirangam ,Tamil Nadu.
2.Sri Dhanwantari Temple – Located at Arya Vaidya Pharmacy Campus (Arya Vaidya Chikitsalayam and Research Institute),Coimbatore ,Tamilnadu
3.Lord Dhanvantari Temple , Nelluva – Located at about 20 km from Guruvayur,Thrissur,Kerala.
4.Sree Rudra Dhanwanthari Temple – Situated at Pulamanthole, Malappuram,Kerala
5.Sree Dhanwantari Temple – At Peringavu ,Thrissur , Kerala
6.Dhanwantari Temple – Erumapetty, Vadakkanchery ,Thrissur , Kerala
7.Dhanvantri Kshetram (temple) – Situated at the outskirts of Calicut, Kerala
8.Dhanvantari Temple – Kannur (Cannanore) , Kerala
There are no major permanent temples dedicated to Lord Dhanwantari in North India.
Chant these mantras 8,16,64 or 108 times based on your time availability.Use these mantras when you are requested to pray for any one who is sick or ill.
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