One of the many incarnated forms of the Hindu god Vishnu is the Dhanvantari. He is said to be the physician of the gods and appears in puranas and vedas and is the also known as the god of Ayurveda. The Hindu occasion of Dhanteras calls for the blessings of this God for good health. In the history of Indian medicine, this deity is considered as the giver of Ayurveda or the science of life to the world. In the Bhagavata Purana, the deity is said to have emerged from the ocean filled with milk and holding a vessel of nectar in the time of Samudra Manthan.