According to Hindu mythology, Lord Dhanvantari is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that Lord Dhanvantari emerged from the ocean of milk during the Samudra Manthan or the churning of the ocean by the gods and the demons. He was holding a pot of Amrit (nectar of immortality) in his hands and was welcomed by the gods as the patron of medicine and healing.
The Dhanvantari Temple is built in the North Indian style of architecture with a white marble facade. The temple has a spacious hall for devotees to offer prayers to Lord Dhanvantari. The main shrine houses a four-armed idol of Lord Dhanvantari holding a pot of Amrita in one hand and the other three hands holding a chakra, conch, and a leech. The temple also has a separate section for Ayurvedic medicines and treatments.
The temple is open for darshan from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm. The priests perform regular puja and aarti during the morning and evening hours. The temple also conducts special poojas and homas on special occasions such as Dhanteras, Akshaya Tritiya, and Diwali.
Best time to visit:
The Dhanvantari Temple can be visited throughout the year. However, the best time to visit the temple is during the festival of Dhanteras, which falls on the thirteenth day of the Hindu month of Ashwin (October-November). The temple is beautifully decorated during the festival, and special poojas and homas are performed.