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Sri Dakshinamurthy Stotram

This aspect of Shiva is his personification as the supreme or the ultimate awareness, understanding and knowledge. Eventually they will be blessed with a human Self-Realised Guru, if they are worthy. According to another school of thought ‘Dakshinya’ means Karuna in Sanskrit or kindness benevolence.

So this manifestation of Shiva is a benevolent teacher who accords wisdom to seekers of salvation. Perhaps, of all Hindu Gods, he is the only one sitting facing south. The great daksjinamurthy Ramana Maharshihas said in letter In his aspect as Jnana Dakshinamurti, Shiva is stogram shown with four arms.

Eakshinamurthy is depicted seated under a banyan tree, facing the south. Shiva is seated upon a deer-throne and surrounded by sages who are receiving his instruction.

Sometimes even the wild animals, are depicted to surround Shiva. 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.

Sri Dakshinamurthy Stotram – Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

The index finger of His right hand is bent and touching the tip of his thumb. The other three fingers are stretched apart. Sometimes, this hand is in the Abhaya Mudraa posture of assurance and blessing. In Melakadambur the statue of the Dakshinamurthy appears seated on a bull under a banyan tree with a hole extending from one ear to the other. Dakshinamurthy is portrayed as a powerful form brimming with ever-flowing bliss and supreme joy while being in the yogic state of abstract meditation.


Variations of this iconic representation include Veenadhara Dakshinamurthy holding a Veena and Rishabharooda Dakshinamurthy mounted on a Rishabha – the bull.

Indian tradition accords a special reverence to the Guru or the teacher. 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.

The Jnana Mudra is interpreted in this way: The other three fingers stand for the three congenital impurities of man viz.

When man detaches himself from stotrwm impurities, he reaches God. Another interpretation is that the other three fingers denote the three states of life: Jagruti Fully awake through senses and mindSwapna Sleep state – When the mind is awake and Sushupti True-self – When the senses and mind go into soul – Atma.

The Abhaya Mudra, a gesture with the hand lifted above thigh with palm facing out, fingers pointing, is interpreted as His grace upon His students. The rosary or the snake signifies tantric knowledge. The fire represents illumination, removing the darkness of ignorance. The fifth day of the week, Thursday stottram associated with the planet Jupiter and is referred to as Guru Guruvar or Guruvaaram.

Thursdays are considered auspicious to start any educational endeavours. It is on Thursdays that special worship services are offered to Dakshinamurthy in many Saivite temples. Some temple traditions hold full moon nights, particularly the night of the Guru Purnima as the appropriate time for worship services to Dakshinamurthy. Even though the idol of Dakshinamurthy is installed in every Shiva temple, there are only a few temples where Dakshinamurthy is the chief deity.


There are many mantras dedicated to Lord Dakshinamurthy. Lord Dakshinamurthy is prayed to for protection and overall well being as well as for success in education. Dakshinamurthy Stotram by Adi Shankaracharya is a laudatory hymn for this form of Siva. Yoga Dakshinamurti is an aspect of Shiva as a guru teacher of yoga.

In his aspect as Yoga DakshinamurtiShiva is generally represented in any of the two styles described as under: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other people named Dakshinamurthy, see Dakshinamurthy disambiguation. stotrwm


Dakshinamurti Shiva sculpture on the southern entrance of the Meenakshi Temple in Madurai. Nandi Tantrism Jyotirlinga Shiva Temples.

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