Dhanvantari Alankara, nitya laksha tulasee archane and maha pooje 09.01.2019
Sri Vadiraja is praying to Lord Dhanvantari in this verse.
Oh Dhanvantari, your body has the lustre of a bright sun. You are a barren desert for the trees called enemies (i.e, you destroy them totally). You are present in the chandra manDala (helping it shed nectar through soothing moonlight). In different manvantaras (yugas) like svAyambhuva you incarnated as Kapila, ajita etc. You are a treasure of all medicines. By killing dAnavas (demons) in wars, you caused an ocean of sorrow to happen in danu’s heart (danu is the mother of all dAnavas). With your well developed body, having attractive attributes you stole the heart of the one who killed the son of the ocean’s daughter (Lakshmi Devi is the daughter of the ocean; her son, Manmatha was killed by Rudra, but Rudra himself was totally enamoured by the beautiful Mohini form). You took on the Mohini or Narayani form. Oh Lord Dhanvanthri, please become a ship for the ocean of miseries (i.e., help me cross this ocean of miseries). [Please note that AuShada, RuchirAngada, jagatasetuh etc are all names appearing in the VishnusahasranAma (VSN) ]
Author : Hunsur Sriprasad.