Sri Saraswathi Sannadhi-Maruthorvattam Dhanwanthri Temple
Sri Saraswathi Sannadhi
Maruthorvattam Dhanwanthri Temple, Cherthala,Alapuzha, Kerala
Sri Saraswathi Sannadhi is enshrined in Maruthorvattam Dhanwanthri Temple located in Cherthala, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Lord Dhanwanthari, who is regarded by Hindus as the master God of Ayurveda.
Lord Dhanwanthari is regarded as a part-incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that Lord Dhanwanthari revealed himself to the world on Thrayodasi Thithi of the black fortnight in Karthika month of Saka Varsha (October-November), during the churning of the sea of milk (Paalazhi) by Devas and Demons. Hence that day is celebrated as Dhanwanthari Jayanthi.