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Dhanvantari


Dhanvantari is the physician of the gods, in Hinduism, who emerged from the Churning of the ocean
bearing the cup of amrta. As the teacher of medicine the Ayur Veda is attributed to him. A.G.H.



Source:

Bowker, John, The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, New York, Oxford University Press, 1997, p. 275