Sri Dhanvantri Bhagavan Prathistabhana Day was celebrated at Chembur Sri Ahobila Mutt, Mumbai. On 30th October 2015, in the morning Special Thirumanjanam took place for Sri Dhanvantri Bhagavan followed by Homam at Yagasalai. Later Parayana Ghosti was conducted and Laksha Aavrithi took place. Several devotees participated in this event and had the blessings of Sri Dhanvantri Bhagavan. Later Theertham and Prasadham was distributed to the devotees.
Dhanvantari is worshipped as the God of Medicine. He epitomlzes medical knowledge and is also regarded as the original exponent of the tradition medicine – Ayurveda.
What does the word Dhanvantari mean?
The word DHANVANTARI affords different interpretations:
(a) The word dhanus is only indicative (upalakshna). It denotes the science of surgery. The one who has seen the end (anta) of it is DHANVANTARI.
(b) The word dhanvan means a desert. (Compare RIGVEDA [V.36.1] dhanvachara meaning, he who moves in a desert). There is a mantra in the Veda: dhanvan iva prapaaasi (0 Lord! You are like the place where water is distributed to travellers in a desert.) Thus, DHANVANTARI the incarnation of Lord VISHNU with a pot of nectar in His hand is like prapaa (water spot) in the desert of worldly existence.
The RAMAYANA (Balakanda, Sarga 45) describes him as a divine being who emerged from the milky ocean after a churning of 1000 years. He carried a kamandalu (water pitcher) in one hand and a danda (staff) in the other.
Om namo bhagavathe vaasudevaaya Dhanvanthrayae amrutha kalasa hasthaaya sarvaamaya vinaasanaaya trailogya naadhaaya sree mahaa vishnavae nama
ஓம் நமோ பகவதே வாசுதேவாய தன்வந்த்ரயே அம்ருத கலச ஹஸ்தாய ஸர்வாமய விநாசனாய த்ரைலோக்ய நாதாய ஸ்ரீ மஹா விஷ்ணவே நம
The following are the photos taken during the Event:
Courtesy: Sri Veera Raghavan
For detailed article about Sri Dhanvanti bhagavan, please read: DHANVANTARI THE HINDU GOD OF MEDICINE