[INDOLOGY] dhanvantari

Nagaraj Paturi nagarajpaturi at gmail.com
Tue Sep 19 23:42:02 EDT 2017


Encyclopaedia of Indian Medicine: Historical perspective

By Saligrama Krishna Ramachandra Rao

available here
<https://books.google.co.in/books?id=QRvzRGn9QqkC&pg=PA53&lpg=PA53&dq=Dhanvantari+is+mentioned+in&source=bl&ots=qot5hB0nIl&sig=lOdfdTTdPVBLYo2BZKpM6_Uf8DE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi6ieHM5bLWAhWBQo8KHWexAhoQ6AEIVTAH#v=onepage&q=Dhanvantari%20is%20mentioned%20in&f=false>
to
read

has an entry on Dhanvantari at pages 52-54.

As per this, Dhanvantari is not directly mentioned in the Vedas. The
earliest mention is in Mahabharata Adi 1140.

Sharing a snapshot of the relevant page.

I said in an earlier post on a similar topic,

"The word 'Vedic' is not always used in the sense of ' as in Vedas'. The
word is quite often used in the sense of 'belonging to the lineage of the
cultural/textual complex of which the Vedas are (of course, vital)
part. From the insider's point of view , Vaidika is Veda- aviruddha,
Veda-anuroopa, Veda-anusaari etc. not necessarily Vedochcharita/Vedas'ruta."

The references provided in the pages 52-54 of this book establish that
Dhanvantari is  Vedic as per the perspective mentioned above in my words.




On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 8:41 AM, Nagaraj Paturi <nagarajpaturi at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Do you mean, is Dhanvantari mentioned in the Vedas or mentioned in
> Sanskrit literature that was composed later to the date of the latest hymn
> of the Veda?
>
> The word 'Vedic' literature can mean different things in different
> contexts.
>
> On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 5:52 AM, patrick mccartney via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> Could someone please enlighten me as to when Dhanvantari is first
>> mentioned, specifically whether this is within vedic or post-vedic
>> literature.
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
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-- 
Nagaraj Paturi

Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.


BoS, MIT School of Vedic Sciences, Pune, Maharashtra

BoS, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Veliyanad, Kerala

Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies

FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,

(Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA )
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