Today I’d like to introduce you to Dhanvantari. He is known as the father of Ayurveda, or the Hindu God of Medicine. It is said that simply remembering Dhanvantari, holding his image in mind, brings the removal of all physical suffering. What a guy! His right hand is raised in the mudra indicating fearlessness. He holds a pot of ambrosia, which represents physical health, well being, and long life. When you are studying Ayurveda, it is traditional to keep Dhanvantari somewhere nearby, as he will help with your mastery of the medical sciences and bless you with spiritual knowledge and liberation.