Chirakkal Dhanwanthari Temple is one of the most famous Dhanwandhari temple in Chirakkal, Kannur, Kerala. This temple is part of the Chirakkal kovilakam temples. Temple is known for its Rogashamana Pooja believed to ward of all diseases
Dhanvantari is an Avatar of Vishnu from the Hindu tradition. He appears in the Vedas and Puranas as the physician of the gods (devas) and the god of ayurvedic medicine. It is common practice in Hinduism for worshipers to pray to Dhanvantari seeking his blessings for sound health for themselves and/or others.
Dhanvantari is depicted 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.
Chirakkal Dhanwanthari Temple Timings:
Morning: 5:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Evening: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Chirakkal Dhanwanthari Temple Poojas:
Chirakkal Dhanwanthari Temple Dress Code:
For Men: Dhoti or Mundu without shirts or banyan.
For Women’s: Saree and Pavada are allowed. (Salvar sets and modern dresses are not allowed)
Dhanvanthari temples in Kerala: :
Sree Dhanwanthari temple in Chertala
Sree Dhanwanthari temple in Prayikkara
Sree Dhanwanthari temple in Mavelikkara
Sree Dhanwanthari temple in Thottuva
Sree Dhanwanthari temple in Kalady
Sree Dhanwanthari temple in Wadakkanchery
Durwanthari temple in Chirakkal
Valapattanam Sree Dhanwanthari temple in Kannur
In Mahalakshmi temple in Kolhapur
Chirakkal Dhanwanthari Temple Address:
Near Sree Durga Temple,
Kerala – 670011.
Phone: 096333 13447