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Dhanwantari, the God of medicine, emerges from the ocean of milk. In his hands he carries the mortar and pestle of the alchemist, the scriptures of classical. Ayurvedic medicine and the vase which bears the Amrita-the Elixir of Life, with is fourth hand he extends his blessing to mankind. Around his neck are the Herb’s and spices used in healing and preserving human life.

The ocean as the source of all life, all knowledge and the Elixir itself . According to tradition, Dhanwantari emerged from the sea after the Gods and Demons joined together to obtain the Amrita. At first the Demons obtained the Elixir, but the action of Vishnu, the cosmic preserver, restored the precious fluid to the Gods and through Dhanwantari gave man the knowledge to live a peaceful and harmonious life.

Dhanteras is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Dhanwantari. It come before three days of Dewali. The people get their houses white washed and cleaned, they decorate them with pictures and other healthy things. According to Ayurveda, the perfect functioning of the senses (izlUusfUnz;) happiness of the mind(izlUu eu%½ and spiritual elevation (izlUukRek) to be called a “Healthy Person” (LoLFk O;fDr½ so the person who wants to become healthy, prepared his body according to Swasthya Vritya” described in Ayurveda from this day.

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