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Dhatri is a god in Hindu mythology. He is the god of magic and health and he is one of the Adityas. Also known as Dhata or Dhatr, his name means “creator”. Being an Aditya (solar diety), he represents the Sun in its creative and life-giving way. He is invoked during the Ashwamedha yagna.


Father: Kashyapa
Mother: Aditi
Brothers: Indra, Varuna, Parjanya, Aryaman, Mitra, Amsa, Surya, Pusan, Tvastra, Bhaga, Vishnu (as Vamana)

Dhatri, The God Of Health
Dhatri is one of the Adityas, a solar deity. He represents the Sun in its live-giving and creative way. He is also called as Dhatr or Dhatr. His name means Creator. He is also called the god of domestic peacefulness, the god of magic as well as the god of health. Vedic hymns are chanted and tantras are drawn by magic or tantra to invoke him in spirit form. The Ashwamedha Yagna is one major yagna in which Dhatri is invoked most often. Dhatri is Parvati’s name in the Lalita sahasranaama, in Hinduism.

Dhatri is the son of Aditi and Kashyapa. He has a number of brothers including Bhaga, Indra, Tvastra, Varuna, Pusan, Parjanya, Surya, Aryaman, Amsa, Mitra and Vishnu (as Vamana).

Dhatri is believed to be one of the twelve gunas which are represented as female deities and associated with the first seat of the Svadhisthana-chakra, Randhra. As per Shakta philosophy (Shaktism), he is one male offspring of Devi Mahalaksmi (one of the 3 primary forms of Devi).

Dhatris is also the name of one of the deities worshipped with flowers or perfume, during the ‘Worship of the Circuit of Goddesses) during Avaranapuja. According to worship of Naryana (Pancarata), Lord Dhatri is said to be one of the 8 gatekeepers that embody the 8 yogic powers or the 8 siddhis. As per Ayurveda (Science of Life), Lord Dhatri has reference to plant species belonging to the Phyllanthaceae family. In Sanskrit Dhatri refers to the ‘Emblic Myrobalan – Indian gooseberry’, the Malacca tree in English or Amla in the Hindi language. As per Dharmashastra (Religious Law) Dhatri is a Sanskrit word for Woodfordia Fruticosa, a good fruit bearing tree.


Sun God of Health and Happiness
He’s one of the Solar Deities known as the Âdityas, at least in the Brahmanic scheme of things. He thus looks after things on a monthly basis.

Dhatri Facts and Figures
Name: Dhatri
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Dhatar
Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: 🌞
In charge of: the Sun
Area of expertise: Sun
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