On this pious occasion of Dhanteras, I take this opportunity to wish you and all loved ones a life full of good health, great wealth, happiness, prosperity and the love of near and dear ones. Happy Dhanteras and Happy Diwali.
Today we also pray to Dhanvantri, the healer of the gods and the one who gave the knowledge of Ayurveda to us. An excellent surgeon and the master of Ayurveda, he has the powers of quick healing, long life and forever youthfulness, he carries the pot of “Amrit” with him.
While all of us know “health is wealth” it is interesting to pause and understand the meaning and significance of the name “Dhanvantri” just to reinforce that good health is indeed a great blessing. Wealth, if lost, can be regained. Not health. Trading health for wealth is a sure – lose bet.
Once again on this auspicious day, I wish and pray that the goddesses Lakshmi and Saraswati keep showering us with their blessings and Dhanvantri to bless us with great health too.
Take care, stay safe and have a great festive season.