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The other three fingers are stretched apart. Senses, the body etc cannot be the absolute truth as they are transient.

Salutations to that 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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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 srotram, Who is in the state dakahinamurthy extreme joy within dakshinnamurthy, And who has a smiling face.

To the sake of which supreme Brahman, The universe is shining as self, Which is Movable and immovable, with its aspects? Indian tradition accords a special reverence to the Guru or the teacher.

This aspect of Shiva is his personification as the supreme or the ultimate awareness, understanding and knowledge.

Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend. Some temple traditions hold full moon nights, particularly the night of the Guru Purnima as the appropriate time for worship services to Dakshinamurthy. The concept of the Athma, Which is explained in this poem of praise, Hearing which, understanding which, Meditating which and singing which, One would attain the state of the godliness, And the great state of self realization, And also you would get the eight powers of occult, Without any problems in between.

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Pages with citations lacking titles Pages with citations having bare URLs Articles containing Sanskrit-language text Commons category link is on Wikidata. It is only He who can destroy, this veil of ignorance, And wake us up from this state of deceit. When the net of illusion is lifted and when we reach the stage dqkshinamurthy manifestation, we would find that what we think as different is but one and the same.

Salutation to the God facing the south, Who is the greatest teacher. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

When man detaches himself from these impurities, he reaches God. This simile of a pot with holes for the body occurs in many places in Indian philosophy. This is denial of the Buddhist theory that, when we are asleep there is nothingness.

In his upper arms, he holds a snake or rosary or both in one hand and a flame in the other; while in his lower right hand is shown in vyakhyanamudra, his lower left hand holds a bundle of kusha grass or the scriptures.

Even during his time, this stotra was difficult to comprehend and it became necessary for one of his disciples, Sureshwaracharya to write a commentary called Manasollasa to this stotra.

This is a sample of the approach of negation in identifying the truth about the concept of self.

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Retrieved from ” http: Dakshinamurthy is portrayed as a powerful form brimming with ever-flowing bliss and supreme joy while being in the yogic state of abstract meditation. Dakshinamurthy, in the Hindu system of beliefs is regarded as the ultimate Guru – the embodiment of knowledge and the personification of ignorance as represented by, the demon being crushed under the feet of the deity.


Sometimes, this hand is in the Abhaya Mudraa posture of assurance and blessing. There are many mantras dedicated to Lord Dakshinamurthy.

Sri Dakshinamurthy Stotram

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In Melakadambur the statue of the Dakshinamurthy appears seated on a bull under a banyan tree with a hole dakshinamurtht from one ear to the other. It is on Thursdays that special worship services are offered to Dakshinamurthy in many Saivite temples.

When we get knowledge from the guru we are in the wakeful state without the veil of ignorance. Perhaps, of all Hindu Gods, he is the only one sitting facing south.

Shiva is seated upon a deer-throne and surrounded by sages who tsotram receiving his instruction. The Times of India.


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 the philosophy that he has taught. Sivaramamurtip.

Thursdays are considered auspicious to start any educational endeavours.

Unlike most of the stotras of Hindu godswhich are in the form of description dakshinamhrthy anthropomorphic forms, or mythological deeds of those gods, Dakshinamurti Stotra takesform of conceptual and philosophical statements. Retrieved from ” https: