Festivities of Diwali are in the air! With Dhanteras coming round the corner, do you know that Dhanteras and National Ayurveda Day have a deep connection in our history? Dhanteras is still widely seen as an auspicious time to purchase jewellery, silverware, and steelware. Purchasing money or metal on dhanteras is thought to bring tremendous good fortune home.
Although most people observe Dhanteras in this manner, did you realize that the occasion also has ties to Ayurveda? The birth of Ayurvedic God ‘Dhanvantari’ is celebrated on Dhanteras hence, also known as Dhanvantari Jayanti, and National Ayurveda Day.
The entire country worships Goddess Laxmi for wealth and prosperity on the occasion of Dhanteras. Few people are aware that Lord Dhanvantari also emerged holding the pot of elixir throughout the procedure; according to Indian legend, this day marks when Goddess Laxmi emerged from the ocean of milk carrying a pot of gold.
It is not only a saying in Indian traditions that “health is prosperity.” It is not merely a coincidence that Goddess Laxmi and Lord Dhanvantri appeared on the same day; instead, it highlights the close relationship between health and prosperity in our society. Therefore, invest in your health, well-being, and new properties and possessions. Keep Dhanteras as a reminder to make excellent decisions and maintain your health because it is the best riches you may own.
The wisdom of Ayurveda was first transmitted to humanity for its benefit by God Dhanvantri. He taught many facets of Vedic knowledge, including food, herbs, pranayama, mantra, and meditation. Dhanwantri is the ideal physician, embodying the knowledge of Ayurveda and how it may be used in everyday life. One can access Ayurveda’s healing power by honoring Dhanvantari and his Ayurvedic teachings.
Dhanteras is a time for inner and outer regeneration and material success. Let’s all pray to the god Dhanwantri on Dhanteras to ask for his blessings for good health for ourselves and our families. May Dhanvantari, the universal healer, bestow upon you health and enduring joy!
In this information technology era, where we lose our connections to nature due to intrusive technology and artificial way of life, health and well-being remain among the most significant challenges. This is reflected in the present pandemic.
It is time to recognize Ayurveda as one of the most effective systems of natural medicine in the world, encompassing not just physical health but mental and spiritual well-being as well as the universal Prana, as yoga teaches us. One of India’s profound spiritual and yogic cultures’ greatest treasures is Ayurveda.
May lord Dhanvantari, the all-encompassing healer, bring happiness and health to everyone from the depths of our being!