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Dhanvantari Jayanti 2022 Date - Importance - Religious Significance In Hinduism

Dhanvantri Jayanti is dedicated Lord Dhanvantari, the Hindu God of Medicine or Ayurveda. Dhanvantri Jayanti 2022 date is October 22. The deity invoked and worshiped by Ayurveda Practitioners. The Jayanti, or birth anniversary, is observed during different times by different Hindu communities. Mostly it is observed two days before Diwali. Dhanteras is observed on the day in western and northern parts of India.

Dhanvantri is believed to have appeared during the Churning of Ocean or Samudra Manthan by Devas (demigods) and Asuras (demons). He was among the numerous auspicious items that appeared during the Churning of Ocean. Dhanvanthari appeared with elixir or Amruta.

Dhanvantri is also believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

He is shown as holding the pot of Amrit in one hand and a leech in another hand. He appeared to eradicate diseases threatening living beings and for their well being.

It must be noted that Dhanvantari Jayanti by some communities in South India in August/September. In some regions in southern part of India, it is observed on the second day of the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month.