The GOD of AYURVEDA
Dhanvantari is depicted as Vishnu with four hands, holding medical herbs in one hand
and a pot containing rejuvenating nectar called amrita in another. The Puranas state that Dhanvantari emerged from the 'Ocean of Milk' and appeared with the pot of nectar during the story of the Samudra or Sagar manthan whilst
the ocean was being churned using the Mandara Mountain. After this event another avatar, Mohini, appears and takes the nectar back
from the Asuras.
Birth day celebration of Lord Dhanvantari, the God of health, healing and cure, is celebrated with great enthusiasm
and happy environment, by the practitioners of the Ayurveda every year, day before yesterday on DHAN TERAS, two days before
DEEPAWALI, the Hindu festival of Lights. It is said that Lord Dhanvantari is the elder brother of Goddess LAXMI, the goddess
of wealth and in the Samudra Manthan, Lord Dhanvantari appeared with the keeping AMRIT POT, SHANKHA, CHAKRRA and JALAUKA each
one in his four hands.