Šri Dhanvantari Mantra Japam
January 29 (Tuesday) to February 4 (Monday)
As described in Šrimad Bhagavatam, Šri Dhanvantari, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is revered as “the physician” of devas. At the conclusion of the great churning of the océan by devas (gods) and asuras (demons), Šri Dhanvantari emerged from the ocean holding a vessel containing amruta, the nectar that conferred immortality on devas.
Worshiping Šri Dhanvantari cures ailments and confers longevity. Devotees are welcome to participate in this special religious pooja for Šri Dhanvantari and receive His blessings for good health for the entire family.
Sponsoring info for Šri Dhanvantari Mantra Japam has been at the end of this page. Please sponsor this auspicious pooja generously and support the Temple.
Šri Dhanvantari Mantra Japam Schedules
January 29 (Tuesday) – February 3 (Sunday)
7:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Šri Dhanvantari Japam.
February 4 (Monday)
8:30 a.m. – Vishwaksena Aradhana, Kalaša Stapanam.
9:00 a.m. – Šri Dhanvantari Homam, Poornahuti.
10:00 a.m. – Šri Dhanvantari Abhishekam, Hãrati.
6:00 p.m. – Šri Dhanvantari Sahasranãma Pooja.
Please note: On February 4 (Monday) scheduled Šri Dhanvantari Sahasranãma Pooja will be at 6 p.m. instead of 9 a.m.
Devotees may sponsor the following poojas and religious services online for Šri Dhanvantari Mantra Japam. You may also sponsor at the Temple counter or over phone by calling: (718) 460 8484 Ext 112.
Šri Dhanvantari Mantra
ॐ नमॊ भगवतॆ वासुदेवाय धन्वन्तरयॆ अमृतकलशहस्ताय
सर्वामयविनाशनाय त्रैलॊक्यनाथाय श्री महा विष्णवॆ नम: ॥
Om Namo Bhagavate Vãsudevãya Dhanvantaraye Amrtakalaša Hastãya Sarvãmayavinãšanãya Trailokyanãthãya Šri Mahã Vishnave Nama: ||
Om. Salutations to Lord Dhanvantari (the physician of the gods), also known as Šri Vãsudeva, Who holds in His hand, a pot filled with amruta (the immortality giving nectar), Who removes all ailments, Who is the Lord of the three worlds, and an avatar of Šri Mahã Vishnu.
Once, when the asura monarch Bali was reigning supreme in the three worlds, the devas were oppressed and mercilessly killed by the asuras, thereby depleting the deva forces. In order to find a solution to this crisis, the devas led by Brahma approached Lord Narayana and appealed to Him to help them. Lord Narayana suggested that the only remedy was to churn the ocean and obtain amruta, the elixir, that will confer immortality on them. Since this was a stupendous task requiring brute force, the Lord advised the devas to make temporary truce with the asuras and request their help in this endeavor. While the Lord promised that He will see to it that the devas, and not the asuras, get the entire benefit of the amruta, He also warned them that the devas should go along with whatever suggestions the asuras may make. The Lord agreed to take part in this effort as well.
Accordingly, the devas and the asuras commenced the ocean churning using the Mandara mountain as the churning staff and the serpent Vasuki as the rope. The first thing that came out of the ocean was the Halahala poison, which was swallowed by Lord Šiva in order to save the world from destruction. Then the celestial cow Kamadhenu came out and it was given to the rishis. Soon, the exquisite horse uchhaišravas emerged and was taken by Bali. This was followed by a magnificent elephant called Airãvata (taken by Indra); Kaustubha (taken by Lord Nãrãyana); Pãrijãta and Apsara (taken by Indra); Lakshmi, who chose Lord Nãrãyana as Her Consort; and Vãruni (taken by the asuras).
The churning continued and finally, the form of a divine looking being holding a vessel filled with nectar, arose from the ocean. That was none other than Šri Dhanvantari, an incarnation of Lord Nãrayana and the originator of Ãyurveda, the science of attaining longevity. Although the asuras snatched the vessel from Šri Dhanvantari by force, Lord Narayana tricked the asuras by His Maya and served the entire nectar to the devas as promised before and made all of them immortal.
Worshipping Šri Dhanvantari is believed to cure all ailments and confer longevity. Devotees are encouraged to participate in this special religious service and receive the blessings of Šri Dhanvantari.