One of the most famous incarnations of Lord Vishnu, Lord Dhanvantri is believed to have emerged out of the milky ocean at the time when the demons and gods churned it to get the immortal nectar. Worshipped in the form of the god of medicine, Dhanvantri is given the supreme place in the Ayurvedic system of traditional Indian medicine. He is said to be the physician of the Gods and the one who saves the world from all the diseases.
Being the manifestation of Lord Vishnu, Dhanvantri is represented in dark complexion carrying a jug filled with the immortal nectar. He is depicted wearing yellow clothes and adorned with flower garlands and ornaments. He has four hands. Devotees pray to Dhanvantri for happiness, health, and prosperity. There are some mantras like Dhanavantari Mantra known to please the Lord and seek his blessings in abundance.
Sri Dhanvantari Stotram
ॐ नमो भगवते महासुदर्शनाय वासुदेवाय धन्वंतराये:
अमृतकलश हस्ताय सर्व भयविनाशाय सर्व रोगनिवारणाय
त्रिलोकपथाय त्रिलोकनाथाय श्री महाविष्णुस्वरूप
श्री धनवंतरी स्वरूप श्री श्री श्री औषधचक्र नारायणाय नमः॥
Om Namo Bhagavate Maha Sudarshana Vasudevaya Dhanvantaraye
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
Dhanavantari Mantra Meaning
I bow down and pray to Lord Dhanvantari, the one who is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the Lord with four hands carrying a conch and a pot filled with immortal nectar. O Lord, you can remove all diseases and fears. You protect all the three worlds and you are the well-wisher of all beings. You are the Lord of Ayurveda and the manifestation of Lord Vishnu. You are the ultimate healer of all the living creatures. We worship and pray to you.
Dhanvantari Gayatri Mantra & Meaning
Om tat purushaaya vidmahae Amritha kalasa hastaaya dheemahi
Tanno Dhanvantri prasodayaat
I meditate upon the Supreme Being Lord Dhanvantri who holds a pot of immortal nectar in his hands. Let the Lord dispel the darkness of ignorance and enlighten the lamp of wisdom in my heart.
Dhanvanatari Vandana Lyrics & Meaning
ॐ नमामि धन्वन्तरिं आदिदेवम I
सुरासुर वन्दिते पद पद्मम् II
लोके जरा रुक् भय मृत्यु नाशनम् I
धतर्मिशम् विविध औषधिनाम् II
Namani Dhanwanthary Aadi Devam
Surasura Vanditham Pada Padmam
Loke Jara Rugbhay Mrityu Nashakam
Datharam Eesham Vividhaushadhinam
I offer my salutations to you Lord Dhanvantari. Your lotus-like feet is worshipped respectfully by gods and demons. Your divine powers bless the people of this world and save them from diseases, sufferings, ailments, fear of death and aging. O Lord, please bless me with your medicines and grace so that I can help people cure their diseases.
Other Dhanavantari Mantras
“Shankham chakramuparyadhashcha karyordivyaushidham dakshine,
Vamenanyakaren sambhratsudhakumbham jalaukavalim”
“Achyuthananda Govinda Vishno Narayanamrith Roganme Nashay Asheshanashu Dhanwantharaye Hare”
“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.”
Benefits Of Dhanavantari Mantra
Here are the benefits of chanting the Dhanvantari Mantra:
- Regular recitation of Dhanvantri Mantra helps improve the vitality and energy levels of human beings. It helps to achieve a natural state of well-being.
- The mantra is effective at eliminating mental fears and all types of afflictions, bringing a clear vision to the enchanter.
- Whenever you chant this mantra, a part of the divine energy touches you and work on the mind, body, and soul giving you a healing touch. The more you chant the mantra, the higher the healing and positive effects you feel.
- Different kinds of diseases, both physical and mental can be cured with this mantra. The ultimate advantage of reciting this mantra is liberation.
- Daily practice of Dhanvantari mantra can cure incurable diseases. The diseases that exist for years can be remedied within a short time after starting the mantra recitation.
When And How To Chant The Mantra
The best time to chant the Dhanavantari Mantra is before and during the sunrise. It is advisable to start reciting the mantra after taking bath. Take a crystal or lotus bead rosary to count the mantra repetitions. This mantra can be chanted to cure the people who are sick. The mantra should be recited in multiples of 108 and increase the count as you progress. It is recommended that medicines and food should be donated to needy people. Such an act of kindness enhances the power of this mantra recitation.
All the believers and practitioners of Ayurveda, worship and pray to Lord Dhanvantari, especially on the Festival of Lights, Diwali. The Dhanvantari Mantra is powerful enough to cure a person suffering from incurable diseases or ailments. Those who practice these Dhanvantari mantras with devotion on a regular basis are blessed with health and wellness along with prosperity, wisdom, and happiness.