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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.

Sri Dakshinamurthy Stotram

The meaning of Dakshinamurthy is ‘the one who is facing the south direction’. Once you have come into their orbit, your life has begun the journey to unlimited happiness and joy. Retrieved from ” http: It is only He who can destroy, this veil of ignorance, And wake us up from this state of deceit.

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. Senses, the body etc cannot be the absolute truth as they are transient. There are many mantras dedicated to Lord Dakshinamurthy. Those who have come under the benign gaze of a true Guru know that he is a spiritual father and mother to the devotee.

Dakshinamurthy – Wikipedia

Shiva is seated upon a deer-throne and surrounded by sages who are receiving his instruction. Similar to the Sun when being masked by ashtakzm 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.

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


It is believed that when the devotee is ripe enough. For other people named Dakshinamurthy, see Dakshinamurthy disambiguation. Thursdays are considered dakshhinamurthy to start any educational endeavours. It is on Thursdays that special worship services are offered to Dakshinamurtgy in many Saivite temples.

When we get knowledge from the guru we are in the wakeful state without the veil of ignorance. Similar to the image of a town as seen in the mirror, When one sees the image of the world within him, The world appears as if it is outside.

This simile of a pot with holes for the body occurs in many places in Indian philosophy. Similar the sun existing even when there is eclipse, we exist when we are sleeping. Krishna is the great guru, Krishnam Vande Jagadgurm; Daksjinamurthy is the supreme rishi of self-knowledge asbtakam the Vedas.

He is not only the way to God; he is God himself, because the Guru and God are not different. Sivaramamurtip.


Dakshinamurti Shiva sculpture on the southern entrance of the Meenakshi Temple in Madurai. Salutation to the God facing the south, Who is the greatest teacher.

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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. This form represents Shiva in his aspect as a teacher of yoga, music, and wisdom, and giving exposition on ashtakak shastras. Forms of Shiva Knowledge gods.

Dakshinamurthy Ashtakam Meaning – Temples In India Information

This article contains Indic text. Chant Kalabhairava Ashtakam for trouble free journey through time or life. The rosary or the snake signifies tantric knowledge.

Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam in legendary voice asntakam M. Hindu deities and texts. 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 dakshihamurthy.


The following three stanzas as well as the first stanza are chanted after the main stotra: All recent searches will be deleted. Stotras, ashtottaras, vedamantras, vratas, subhashitas in Kannada. Views Read Edit View history. The fire represents illumination, removing the darkness of ignorance. In Melakadambur the statue of the Dakshinamurthy appears seated on a bull under a banyan tree with a hole extending da,shinamurthy one ear to the other. Part of a series on. Invoking Him is akin to paying obeisance to knowledge, wisdom and perceiving the path of true enlightenment.

Our body prevents us from seeing the truth the light from outside that ashtxkam are the Brahman and lets out light though the sensory organs and makes us deceive ourselves by feeling that we are happy. 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.

God Himself takes human form to guide him. Dakshinamurthy is an incarnation of Shiva, the supreme god of knowledge. The Jnana Mudra is interpreted in this way: Report this video Select an issue. Sri Dakshinamurthy Ashtakam 3. Siva as Dakshinamurthi is the Guru who xakshinamurthy an eloquent message through silence.

Sri Krishna Mahima 4. Dakshinamurthy Stotram by Adi Shankaracharya is a laudatory hymn for this form of Siva.