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Hindu deities and texts. The following three stanzas as well as the first stanza are chanted after the main stotra: Sivaramamurtip.

There are many mantras dedicated to Lord Dakshinamurthy.

Sri Dakshinamurthy Stotram

Indian tradition accords a special reverence to the Guru or the teacher. It is only He who can destroy, this veil of ignorance, And wake us up from this state of deceit. Tsotram great philosopherswho think sttotram, The body, the soul and the fickle intellect, The concept of emptiness and all other nothingness, Are nothing but themselves, Are similar to the women childrenblind and the ignorant. Some temple traditions hold full moon nights, particularly the night of the Guru Purnima as the appropriate time for worship services to Dakshinamurthy.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Decoding the Phallic Symbol By Dr. Salutations to him who shines and exhibits, Himself by the beatific Chinmudhra of the hand, That he exists within the humans as self, Forever and non changing, Even during the changing states of childhood, youth and old age And even during the states of sleep, dream and wakefulness.

When we get knowledge from the guru we are in the wakeful state without the veil of ignorance.

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Dakshinamurthy is portrayed as a powerful form brimming with ever-flowing bliss and supreme joy while being in the yogic state of abstract meditation. Salutations to stoteam Dakshinamurthy, Who is the teacher of the entire world, Who is the doctor to those, Afflicted by the disease of birth and death, And who is the treasure hose of all knowledge. The Dakshinamurti Stotra is arguably the most important small verse sfotram be attributed to Adi Shankara.


Salutation to the God facing the south, Who is the greatest teacher. Adhi Sankara has written very many great Stotras prayers but here is a unique prayer, which is not only a prayer but the summary of all dakshinamufthy philosophy that he has taught.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dakshinamurthy. The other three fingers are stretched apart. October Learn how and when to remove this template message. He is depicted seated under a banyan tree, facing the south.

The other three fingers stand for the three congenital impurities of man viz. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Times of India. In the Hindu mythologyDakshinamurti is an incarnation of Shivathe supreme god of knowledge.

It explains the metaphysics of the universe in the frame of the tradition of Advaita Vedanta. It is on Thursdays that special worship services are offered to Dakshinamurthy in many Saivite temples. Senses, the body etc cannot be the absolute truth as they are transient. This is denial of the Buddhist theory that, when we are asleep there is nothingness. For other people named Dakshinamurthy, see Dakshinamurthy disambiguation.

This aspect of Shiva is his personification as the supreme or the ultimate awareness, understanding and knowledge. The world sees as cause and effect, The differences between us and our lord, The distinction between teacher and the taught, The distinction between father and son, And so the man is confused by illusion, And believes in these differences, During the times of dream and wakefulness.

Similar to the Sun when being masked by the serpent Rahu, Knows that it was existing, once the eclipse is over That man whose senses are suppressed When he is asleep, Because of the veil of illusion, Realizes that he was in the state of sleep, When he wakes up. The above stanza tells us that the world which is outside us is same as our soul but we see them as different entities due to the veil of ignorance. I praise and salute that Dakshinamrthy, Who faces the south, Who explains the true nature of the supreme BrahmanThrough his state of silence, Who is young in looks, Who is surrounded by disciples who are old Sages, Whose minds are fixed on BrahmanWho is the greatest of teachers, Who shows the Chinmudhra [1] by his hand, Who is personification of happiness, Who is in the state of extreme joy within himself, And who has a smiling face.



Views Read Edit View history. The fifth day of the week, Thursday is associated with the planet Jupiter and is referred to as Guru Guruvar or Guruvaaram. Dakshinamurti Shiva sculpture on the southern entrance of the Meenakshi Temple in Madurai.

So this manifestation of Shiva is a benevolent teacher who accords wisdom to seekers of salvation. In his aspect as Yoga DakshinamurtiShiva is generally represented in any of the two styles described as under: The great seer Ramana Maharshihas said in letter In his aspect as Jnana Dakshinamurti, Shiva is generally shown with four arms.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Perhaps, of all Hindu Gods, he is the only one sitting facing south. As soon as we dakshiamurthy up, we realize that the dream is false and even while seeing our image in the mirror, we know that we are not seeing us in the mirror but our image.

Thursdays are considered auspicious to start any educational endeavours.