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Morning prayer to Dakshinamurthy

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Translated by P. R. Ramachander

This the holy form of Shiva in the guise of a teacher. The young Shiva who normally faces the south teaches the oldest and wisest sages just by his silence. People who meditate on Lord Shiva with a view to get knowledge leading to salvation prefer to meditate on Dakshinamurthy.

Gurave sarva lokanam, bhishaje bhava roginam,
Nidhaye sarva vidhyanam, Dakshinamurthaye nama

Salutaions to thr God of South,
Who is the teacher of all the world,
Who is the doctor for all diseases,
And who is the store house of all knowledge.