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(Hindu Deity)DHANWANTARI

Also known as BHAGAVAN-DHANVANTARI, DHANVANTARI, DHANVANTHARI, SUDAPANI
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Festival days : Dhanwantari Triodasi - aka - Dhan Teras (thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha)

The son of Sage Dirghatama. He was taught Ayurvedic medicine by Surya then slapped on a copyright and became doctor of the Gods.

Back in the day anyone who excelled in the science of life was called Dhanwantari, which can lead to much confusion, but only one of them emerged from the milky ocean carrying Amrita. Forget about baywatch, he didn't look buff at all.

Considered by some to be an Avatar of Vishnu - which would mean the Hindu handyman was involved a staggering five times during Samudra Manthan - Dhanwantari taught the tricks of the trade to Susrutha, chief surgeon of the Gods, who had a suprisingly high success rate in surgery bearing in mind he swore by herbal therapy, blood letting with leeches, salt based cures and painful operations without anesthetic.

Dhanwantari is the patron deity of hospitals but doesn't have a major temple of his own, he has to make do with an almighty booze up called Dhan Teras in his honor. I just hope none of those participating are in surgery the following day.
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'DHANWANTARI' - Indian entry : 06 May 2007
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