Sri Dhanvantari is the deity (17th incarnation of Lord Vishnu). Dhanvantari is described as Vishnu with four hands, holding medical herbs in one hand and a pot containing rejuvenating nectar called amrita in another.
The Puranas state that Dhanavantari emerged from the ‘Ocean of Milk’ and appeared with the pot of nectar during the story of the Samudra or Sagar manthan whilst the ocean was being churned by the devas and asuras, using the Mandara mountain and the serpent Vasuki. The pot of Amrita was snatched by the Asuras or Demons, and after this event another avatar, Mohini, appears and takes the nectar back from the Asuras.
Benefits of Dhanavantri Puja:
1.Powerful remedy for all diseases.
2.Beneficial for physical, mental and psychological problems.
3.Specifically suitable for children health purposes.
4.To recover from chronic diseases and other body aliments.
5.For longevity, rejuvenation.
6.People who suffer from incurable diseases.
7.People with physical sufferings.