“हेयम् दुःखमनागतम्" || Heyum dukhaman agatham
"avert the danger that has not yet come"

पूर्वजन्मकृतम्पापंव्याधिरूपेणबाधते।तच्छांतिःऔषधैःदानैःजपहोमक्रियादिभिः॥
Poorva Janma kritam papam vyadhi roopena badhatey | Tat shanthihi aushadaihi danaihi japa homa kriyadibhihi ||

We enliven natural law for a specific desired effect.

Lord Dhanvantari the Celestial Healer and Physician Bhagavān Sree Dhanvantari 

Dhanvantari is regarded as the celestial healer and physician of the Gods. He is regarded as the god of Ayurvedic medicine (Ayurveda) in the Hindu religion. Hindus know Him as the father of medical science. Lord Dhanvantari is an Avatar of Lord Maha Vishnu and is often depicted as a dark-complexioned, strong man with a broad chest carrying a jug containing the nectar of immortality and wearing yellow clothes. According to the Bhagavatam, he is also garlanded with flowers and fully decorated with various ornaments. He is also depicted in his four-armed form holding the Sudarshana Chakra and Conch in the upper right and left hands. In the other two hands he carries a pot containing the nectar of immortality and a Medicinal herb. According to Hindu Puranas Lord Dhanvantari emerged from the ocean of milk with a pot of Amrita (Ambrosia – Celestial drink, which will render immortality when consumed) when it was churned by the Gods and the Demons. He is also called Sudhapaani, which means ‘ the one who carries Celestial nectar in his hands.’ 

Dhanvantari 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 a very auspicious day to buy gold and silver jewelry, vehicles, land property, houses etc. It is believed that buying these kinds of things on this day will enable the buyer to prosper. 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. 

People pray to Dhanvantari, asking him for improved or good health for themselves and for others. Dhanvantari Maha Mantra forms the part of prayers offered to the lord. Mantra of Dhanvantari with its meaning is as follows: 

Dhanvantri Maha Mantra

 

ॐ नमो भगवते महासुदर्शनाय वासुदेवाय धन्वन्तरये, अमृतकलशहस्ताय सर्व भय विनाशाय सर्व रोग निवारणाय​, त्रैलोक्य पतये त्रैलोक्य निधये श्री महाविष्णु स्वरूप श्री धन्वन्तरी स्वरूप​ श्री श्री श्री औषधचक्र नारायणाय स्वाह Om Namo Bhagavate Mahasudrashanaaya Vaasudevaya Dhavantaraye, Amrutakalasa hastaaya Sarva Bhaya Vinaashaya Sarva Rooga Nivaaranaaya, Trilookya Pataye Trailookya Nidhaye Sri Mahavishnu Svaroopa Sri Dhanvantri Svaropps, Sri Sri Sri Aushadha Chakra Naataayanaaya Svahaa

 

Dhanwantari Stotra

 

 

Om Sankham Chakram jaloukaam dadhad amruta gaTam chaaru dOrbhis chartubhih sookashma svachchhaati hridyaam sukha pari vilasan moulin ambOja nEtram. Kaala ambha uda ujjvalaangam kaTi taTa vilasad Chaaru peetambaraadhyam vandE Dhanvantarim tam nikhila gada vana pouDa daavaagni leelam.

 Dhanwantari Mala Mantra (Dhanwantari Shloka) 

Chanting this mantra 108 times during Brahma Muhurta (which starts 96 min before sunrise) will free the human body from all diseases.

 

ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय​ धन्वन्तरये

अमृत​-कलश​-हस्ताय​ सर्वामय​-विनाशनाय​

त्रैलोक्य​-नाथाय​श्रि-महा- विष्णवे नमः

OM Namo bhagavate vaasudevaaya
Dhanvantaraye Amrita-kalasha-hastaaya
sarvaamaya-vinaashanaaya
trailokya-naathaaya
shri-mahaa-vishnave namaha

 

 

Second mantra praying for relief from ill-health is: अच्युतानन्द गोविन्द नमोच्चारण भेषजात् नश्यंति सकला रोगाः सत्यं सत्यं वदाम्यहं Achyut Ananda Govinda naamochaarana bheshajaat Nashyanti sakalaa rogaah satyam satyam vadaamyaham

 

अच्युतानन्द  गोविन्द नमोच्चारण भेषजात्

नश्यंति सकला रोगाः सत्यं सत्यं वदाम्यहं

Achyut Ananda Govinda naamochaarana bheshajaat

Nashyanti sakalaa rogaah satyam satyam vadaamyaham

 

अच्युतानन्द  गोविन्द विष्णो धन्वन्तरये हरे

वासुदेवाखिलानश्य रोगान् नाशय नाशय​

 Achuthaananda Govinda vishno Dhanvantaraye hare

Vaasudaevaakhilaanasya rogaan naas(h) aya naas(h) aya

 

ॐ  धन्वन्तरये नमः Om Dhanvantaraye NamaH

  Dhanvantari Gayathri Mantras

ॐ तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे अमृतकलश

हस्ताय धीमहि तन्नो धन्वन्तरि प्रचोदयात्

Om tat purushaaya vidmahe Amrita Kalasa

hastaaya dheemahi Tanno Dhanwantri prasodayaat

The Earliest practitioner Dhanvantari 

Dhanvantari was an early Indian medical practitioner and one of the world’s first surgeons. Based on Vedic traditions, he is regarded as the source of Ayurveda. He perfected many herbal based cures and natural remedies and was credited with the discovery of the antiseptic properties of turmeric and the preservative properties of salt which he incorporated in his cures. Being a very skilled surgeon according to the standards of his time, he is widely believed to be the pioneer of modern medical practices like plastic surgery and all other medical fields. 

As a result of the brilliance and achievements he displayed in the field of medicine he was chosen as one of the Nine Gems in early Indian King Chakravarthy Maharaja Vikram Aditya’s court. According to traditions, he taught surgery methods and procedures to Susrutha, the Father of Ayurvedic Surgery. Charka Samhita by Acharya Charka – Ancient Ayurveda Book, is the main Ayurvedic text that deals with medicines and non-surgical methods of Ayurvedic treatment. Charka Acharya lived in the second or third century BC. Charka Samhita is one of the three major classics of Ayurveda, Susrutha Samhita and Ashtanga Hridayam being the other two. Charka compiled the work of a student of Athreya Acharya, Agnivesh on general medicine, which was mainly on the teachings of the Acharya. 

Just like most ancient Ayurvedic scripts, Charka Samhita too is in poetic form, mainly to facilitate easy memory by the students, It generally discusses kaya chikitsa, one anga (branch) of Ashtanga Ayurveda. Charka Samhita treats life as a form of consciousness and knowledge. Charaka Samhita tells in detail about health, hygiene, diet, lifestyle, and medicine. Snehan and Swedan karmas are also described in detail. It also has directions about the method of constructing a Vaidya Sala (hospital). Charaka samhita talks about the root causes of diseases, diagnoses of diseases and treatment of different diseases. It talks about human anatomy, sense organs, physiology, panchakarma etc. Charaka samhita has a typical slogan which tells that a person has a better chance of survival if he is hit by lightning than if he is treated by a fake Vaidya (Ayurvedic practitioner). Bhavaprakasha by Bhava Mishra is believed to be written in the 16th century AD. Bhava Mishra. describes in detail the basic concepts of Ayurveda. It tells about healthy living, causes of diseases, symptoms of diseases, and cure of all diseases. It also talks about preparation of medicines from plants, animal products and minerals. 

An Ayurveda practitioner must be open to new ideas. Bhava Mishra describes medicines from outside India. It is also the comprehensive source for accurate information about the origin of Ayurveda in India. The origin and development of India was in a systematic manner till the time of Bhava Mishra. Foreign invasions caused the ruin of this science of life in the 16th and 17th century, which saw a revival in 18th and 19th centuries. 

Dhanvantari Yagya

This Dhanvantari Yagya is dedicated to the Vedic God of medicine, Dhanvantari, who is also the origin of the Indian form of medicine, Ayurveda. This Yagya is believed to alleviate physical ailments and bestow good health. This Yagya is to be done when a person is suffering from ill health. And there is no option of getting well. When this Pooja is done once in a year, there is an atmosphere of positive energy everywhere, thereby reducing ill effects on the health. This Pooja is very powerful to clear health problems. This Homa can be performed only by the priests who have finished 7 years of agama Shastra in the temples.