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നെല്ലുവായ് ധന്വന്തരി ക്ഷേത്രം

The Dhanwanthari Temple located in Nelluvai, Thrissur district of Kerala, is known for its Oushada Prasada (prasada with Ayuvedic medicinal values). Known as Mukkudi, the offering is made everyday under the guidance of Kuttancherry Manu Moos as he only knows the secret recipe of the prasada. Dhanwanthary Moorthy, known as the physician of gods (devas) is worshipped here. Lord Dhanwanthari is also referred to as the lord of Ayurveda. It is believed that all type of diseases can be cured by worshipping Lord Dhanwanthari. Large number of devotees visit this temple for this purpose.

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Nelluvai is a village in Kunnamkulam Taluk, Thrissur District in the State of Kerala


As of 2001 India Census Nelluvai had a Population of 5495 with 2601 males and 2894 females


Nelluvai is a village in Thrissur district in the state of Kerala, India.It is located between Thrissur and Guruvayur, Kunnamkulam towns.It is known for the temple of Lord Dhanvantari. Nelluvai is a small Village/hamlet in Kunnamkulam Taluk in Thrissur District of Kerala State, India. It comes under Erumapetty Panchayath. It belongs to central kerala Division. It is located 21 km towards North from District headquarters Thrissur, 12 km from Wadakkanchery. 303 km from state capital Thiruvananthapuram. Nelluvai pincode is 680584 and postal head office is Erumapetty. Nelluvai is surrounded by Mangad village towards East, Kuttanchery village towards North, Muringatheri Village towards North and Erumapetty village towards West. Kunnamkulam, shoranur, Thrissur, wadakkancheri are the nearby Cities to Nelluvai


Major part of the population of Nelluvai village depends on Agriculture for their livelihood


Nelluvai is the land of hills and ponds


NELLUVAYA SREE DHANWANTHARI TEMPLE Sree Dhanwanthari Temple at Nelluvai, is one of the most prominent and ancient temples of Lord Dhanwanthari in India. The legend states that the idol at the temple was installed by Ashwani Devas and it was the same idol worshipped by Sri. Vasudevar in the Dwapara Yuga. Hence the inference that the origin of the temple dates back more than 5000 years. Lord Dhanwanthari is another manifestation of Lord Maha Vishnu and this was detailed in Srimad Bhagavatham. The lord emerged from the ocean during Paalaazhi Mdhanam (churning out the milky ocean), with the four hands, carrying, the divine Sankhu (Conch),Holy Chakram (Wheel), Amrutham (Divine Nector), and Jalookham (Leech), respectively. Leach is used in Ayurvedic theraphy to suck out bad blood to cure certain diseases. This signifies the lord as God of Medicine and physicians of all branches of medicine worship him as their Upaasana Murthy