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Lord Dhanvantari Temples in India

Lord Dhanvantari or Lord Dhanwantari is an avatar of Lord Vishnu and is regarded as the Physician of Devas (Gods) and also the God of Ayurvedic Medicine. Here are some of the famous temples dedicated to Lord Dhanvantari. In 2012, Dhanvantari Jayanti date is on 11th November 2012. Dhanvantari Temples in Tamil Nadu Dhanwantari Temple at Ranganathaswamy Temple - In Tamil Nadu, there is a shrine dedicated to Dhanvantari at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam. Worship services are offered daily to the deity. Devotees are offered with herbs as 'Prasad'. Coimbatore Sri Dhanwantari Temple - Sri Dhanwantari Temple at Coimbatore is another popular Lord Dhanvantari Temple in Tamilnadu. Located in the heart of Coimbatore City in the Arya Vaidya Pharmacy Campus (Arya Vaidya Chikitsalayam and Research Institute), Sri Dhanwantari Mandir enshrines the God of Life and Medicine, Lord Dhanvantari as the presiding deity. Dhanvantari Temples in Kerala Nelluvaya Lord Dhanvantari Temple - Lord Dhanvantari Temple at Nelluvaya, about 20 km

from Guruvayur and Thrissur, is one of the important Dhanwantari temples in Kerala. Ayurvedic Doctors consider auspicious to visit the temple before they start practicing medicine. Pulamanthole Sri Rudra Dhanwanthari Temple - Sree Rudra Dhanwanthari Temple situated in the centre of Pulamanthole, Malappuram, is another popular Dhanvantari Temple in Kerala. The temple belongs to the famous Ashtavaidya Pulamanthole Mooss family, however all Hindus are allowed to worship in the temple. The Samadhi of Vagbhata Acharya (Vagbhatacharya), the

creator of Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (Ayurvedic treatise consisting of more than 7120 poetic verses about various Ayurvedic treatments), is also seen here. Sri Dhanwantari Temple, Peringavu - Sree Dhanwantari Temple at Peringavu is another old Dhanvantari temple situated on the outskirts of Thrissur town in Kerala. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple is built in round shape with 2 storeys, which is a rare design unlike other Kerala style architecture. Lord Ganpathy, Goddess Lakshmi, and Lord Ayyappan are other deities enshrined in the temple. Dhanwantari Temple near Erumapetty, Wadakkanchery is another famous temple dedicated to the Lord of Ayurveda. The temple is situated on Kunnamkulam - Wadakanchery road, around 8 km from Wadakkanchery, 18 km north of Thrissur, Kerala. The temple at Kannur (which is about 10 km from Kannur Railway Station) and another one in the outskirts of Calicut are other notable temples dedicated to the Lord in Kerala.