Dhanwantari is the god of Ayurveda.
Lord Dhanwantari was the physician of the god’s, every one worship and pray to Dhanwantari seeking his blessing for sound healing.
Dhanteras, Dhan means wealth, in today’s world people feels wealthy by purchasing any valuable metal like gold, silver or steel.
Actual Dhan tells about wealthy person by being healthy from all the vyaadhis.
By praying Lord Dhanwantari to cure and prevent from all the deseases
Teras means13th day of, Dhanteras falls on the 13th day of krishnapaksha in the month of Ashwin. So the day of Dhanteras is known as Dhanwantari jayanti.

According to Bhagavata purana , Dhanwantari emerged from the ocean of milk and appeared with pot of Amrita ( nector) and Ayurveda granta, herbs during samudra manthan by Deva and asuras.
Dhanwantari introduced Ayurveda on this day for the well being of all living beings.
Lord Dhanwantari is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Dhanwantari Mantra

Bow down and pray to Lord Dhanwantari, who is avatar of Lord Vishnu called as Sudharshana, holding the kalasha filled with nector of immortality.
He removes all fear and diseases, protects triloka and all living beings.
Lord of Ayurveda and Vishnu avatar healing all living beings, dear lord we pray you for our well being.
Lord Dhanwantari is worshipped all over the world as the god of Ayurveda on the day of Dhanteras,Dhanwantari jayanti as the god of health is celebrated enthusiastically and delightfully.
On the same day godess Lakshmi also born. So Lakshmi Pooja and Dhanwantari jayanti celebrated on same day.
All the followers and practitioners of Ayurveda celebrate this day with the hope of spreading good health through the knowledge of Ayurveda.
By lighting Diya in their houses. Good health is the wealth so everybody prays for the healthy life on the occasion of Dhanteras.
On this auspicious day of Dhanwantari jayanti, National Ayurveda day is celebrated to spread the knowledge of Ayurveda for the well being of all living beings.

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