Updated: Sep 25
Sree Dhanvanthri, God of Healing or God of Ayurveda (eternal science of Life), an avatar of Lord Vishnu is revered and prayer is sought by those practicing Ayurveda and by the locals.
The Sree Dhanvanthri Temple - God of Healing is located at Dhanwanthari Road, Palluruthy, Kochi, Kerala.
It was built by local family who are into Ayurveda practice and the temple is 200 years old.
For visual purposes, I am sharing Sree Dhanvanthri from my home to you because photography is not allowed inside all Kerala temples. It is believed that He appeared during the Samudra manthan, churning off the ocean. He is seen holding a pot of Amrit, the life giving elixir and holds a leech used in ancient days for blood letting. He also holds a Sri Chakra and Shankh.