Anamika S Jain is a Social Media Consultant and Blogger. She is passionate about topics like Alternative Health Therapies and Hindu Mantras.
Lord Dhanvantri Maha Mantra and Meaning
Hindus know Dhanwantari as the celestial healer and physician of the Gods. Lord Dhanwantari is regarded as the god of ayurvedic medicine in the Hindu religion. He is thereby the father of medical science. Lord Dhanwantari is an Avatar of Lord Maha Vishnu and is often depicted as dark complexioned strong man with a broad chest carrying a jug containing the nectar of immortality and wearing yellow clothes. According to Bhagavatam he was also garlanded with flowers and his fully decorated with various ornaments. He is also depicted in his four-armed form holding the Sudarsana Chakra and Conch in the upper right and lefts hands. In the other two hands he carries a pot containing the nectar of immortality and a herb. According to Hindu Puranas Lord Dhanvantari emerged from the ocean of milk with a pot of Amrit when it was churned by Gods and Demons. He is also called Sudhapani, which means 'carrying nectar in his hands'.
Dhanwantari is also said to have made an appearance in the Dwapar Yuga, two billion years ago. He appeared again as the son of King Dirghatamas of Kasi as the answer for his penance for a son. He is said to have prepared the samhitas on Ayurveda in eight divisions for the benefit of humanity. Lord Dhanvantari's teachings are recorded in the Agni Purana 279-289 as well as through the teachings of His disciple Susrutha. Dhanvantari is worshipped in Hindu households on Dhantrayodashi or Dhanteras which is the first day of Diwali. This day is considered very auspicious day to buy gold and silver jewelry, vehicles etc. Devotees worship Lord Dhanvantari to seek his blessings for sound health. He is also a much revered God of Ayurvedic Practitioners and Healers. Given below is his Maha Mantra which can be used to pray to Dhanvantari for improved or good health for self and for others.
"Om Namo Bhagavate
Amrutha Kalasa Hasthaaya
Sarva Bhaya Vinasaya
Sarva Roka Nivaranaya
Thri Lokya Pathaye
Thri Lokya Nithaye
Sri Maha Vishnu Swarupa
Sri Dhanvantri Swarupa
Sri Sri Sri
Aoushata Chakra Narayana Swaha"
Meaning: We pray to the God, who is known as Sudarshana Vasudev Dhanvantari who holds the pot full of the nectar of immortality. Lord Dhanvantri removes all fears and removes all diseases and is the well wisher and the preserver of the three worlds like Lord Vishnu who is empowered to heal the Jiva souls. We bow to you.
Apart from the long mantra, there are also short mantras and Gayatri Mantras of Lord Dhanvantri that can be chanted or listened regularly for good health and wellness.
Given below are the short Mantras and Gayathri Mantras of Lord Dhanvantari.
- Om Dhanvantaraye Namah
- Om Shri Dhanvantre Namah
Dhanwantari Gayatri Mantras
- Om tat purushaaya vidmahae Amritha kalasa hastaaya dheemahi Tanno Dhanvantri prasodayaat
- Om aadivaidhyaaya vidmahae Arogya anugrahaaya dheemahi Tanno dhanvantri prasodayaat
The above given healing mantras can be chanted for good health and wellness of self or others.
There are many Temples dedicated to Dhanvantari. Given below are some of them that are located in India.
- Thevalakkadu Sree Dhanwanthari Temple, Kottayam, Kerala
- Sree Dhanvanthari temple, Cherthala, Kerala
- Prayikkara Dhanvantari Kshetram, Mavelikkara, Kerala
- Nelluvaya Sree Dhanwanthari Temple, Thrissur, Kerala
- Thottuva Dhanwanthari temple, Kerala
- Dhanvantri Temple, Walajapet , Velore District, Tamil Nadu
- Wadakkanchery Sree Dhanwanthari Temple, Thrissur, Kerala
- Chirakkal Sree Dhanwanthari Temple, Valapattanam
- Sree Dhanwanthari Temple, Thalayolapparambu, Kottayam
- Chathamangalam Sree Dhanwanthari Narasimha Temple, Kozhikkode
- Aanakkal Dhanwanthari Temple, Thaniyathukunnu, Thrissur
- Sree Dhanwantari Mandir, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
- Dhanvantari Kshetram in Peroorkkada, Trivandrum
- Thottuva Dhanvanthari Temple, Perumbavoor, Ernakulam District
- Pulamanthol Sri Rudra Dhanwanthari temple, Malappuram District
- Shree Dhanvantari Madir, Jalgaon, Maharashtra
- Shree Dhanvantari Temple, Nellore, Andhrapradesh
- Dhanvantari Temple, Porur Chennai
- Sri Mahadhanvantari Narayana Temple, Kudugere Village, Bangalore
© 2009 Anamika S Jain
Andyacosta on March 21, 2016:
Hi, i really enjoy your articles. I am starting to practice with mantras. What is the difference between chanting and listening to them? . Do I have to chant out loud or can I do it silently in my mind? . There is so much information online, I don't know which one is right. Looking forward to your answer. Thanks.
Dheeraj on October 26, 2010:
I feels happy by study about god dhan wantri
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on October 19, 2009:
I am happy that you liked it Surendraji and sabreblade.
sabrebIade from Pennsylvania on October 18, 2009:
I love learning about the Hindu religion.
Surendra on October 18, 2009:
Thanks for sharing this.