Om Sankham Chakram Jaloukaam
Dadhadamruta GhatamChaaru Dorbhicchaturbhihi
Sookshma Swacchati Hrudayaamsuka
Parivilasan Moulim Amboja Netram
Kaalaambodojvalaangam Katitata Vilasat
Vandey Dhanvantarim Tam
Nikhila Gada Vana Proudda Daavaagni Leelam
Salutations to him, Lord Dhanvantari, who is holding in his four hands a Conch, a Disc .a Leech and a pot of celestial ambrosia
in whose heart shines a very clear, gentle and pleasing blaze of light, which also shines all around HIS head and lotus eyes.
On the dark blue/black water his body is luminous and splendid.
His waist and thighs are covered in yellow cloth and who by his mere play destroys all diseases like a huge forest fire.
Om Mahalakshmyai cha vidmahe
Vishnu patnyai cha dhimahi
Tanno Lakshmihi prachodayat
Om. Let us meditate on the Great Goddess Sri Lakshmi, the consort of Sri Maha Vishnu. May that effulgent Maha Lakshmi Devi inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.
I would like to offer my sincere thanks to my teachers at the California College of Ayurveda – Rob Talbert, Hema Ravikumar, Marisa Larsen, Mary Alice Quinn who have inspired me every step of the way. My thanks to Dr. Marc Halpern, who has put together such an amazing course of Ayurvedic study. I also offer my thanks to my wonderful class-mates at CCA, my friends and members of my family who have encouraged me along the way and offered me their unconditional support. Most of all, I thank Lord Dhanvantari, the God of Ayurveda, who has offered me divine guidance, illuminating my path every step of the way.