Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dhanwanthari Temple in Thottuva, kerala

The famous Dhanwanthari temple is situated in thottuva, near Perumbavoor. The temple is one of the few Dhanwanthari temples in India. The main Deity is Dhanwanthari- an avatar of Lord MahaVishnu. He is a physician who treats sick people. Devotees flock to the temple for relief from all sorts of diseases. Free meals ae given to the devotees on all thiruvonam days.

The temple's interior walls are decorated with paintings of the Dasavatara. Ganapathi, Bhagavathi and Shastha are the other deities worshipped in the temple. The surroundings are peaceful. People all over India visit the temple to pray.