Dakshinamurthy Stotram (By Sri Adi Shankaracharya Swami) दक्षिणामूर्तिस्तोत्रम् Download Stotram Lyrics (pdf & direct Links ). The Dakshinamurti Stotra is a Sanskrit religious hymn (stotra) to Shiva attributed to Adi Shankara. It explains the metaphysics of the universe in the frame of the.

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Salutation to the God facing the south, Who is the greatest teacher. 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.

To the sake of which supreme Brahman, The universe is shining as self, Which is Movable and immovable, with its aspects? Our body prevents us from seeing the truth the light from outside that we are the Brahman and lets out light though the sensory organs and makes us deceive ourselves by feeling that we are happy.

Sri Dakshinamurthy Stotram

It differs from every other attempt in a very basic sense, in that it is holistic rather than purely reductionist. The following three stanzas as well as the first stanza are chanted after the main stotra: Retrieved from ” https: October Learn how and when to remove this template message.

When we get knowledge from the guru we are in the wakeful state without the veil of ignorance. Unlike most of the stotras of Hindu godswhich are in the form of description of anthropomorphic forms, or mythological deeds of those gods, Dakshinamurti Stotra takesform of conceptual and philosophical statements.

Dakshinamurthy Stotram ( By Sri Adi Shankaracharya Swami ) –

Salutations to him who shines and exhibits, Himself by the beatific Chinmudhra of the hand, That lyrisc exists within the humans as self, Forever and non changing, Even during the changing states of childhood, youth and old age Daksjinamurthy even during the states of sleep, dream and wakefulness. This article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject. Those great philosopherswho think that, 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.

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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. 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. 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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is strange to see, The very old disciples, And the very young teacher, Who sit under a banyan tree, With the teacher always observing silence, And the students getting all the doubts cleared.

There are large number of books and commentaries on this stotrwm itself. As soon as we wake up, we realize stotrqm 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. This page was last edited on 8 Decemberat Log in Request account.

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. It explains the metaphysics of the universe in the frame of the tradition of Advaita Vedanta. I praise and salute that Dakshinamrthy, Who faces the dakshinzmurthy, Who explains the true dakshinamurthh 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.

This is a sample of the approach of negation in identifying the truth about the concept of self. The concept of the Athma, Which is explained in this poem dakshinaurthy praise, Hearing which, understanding which, Meditating which and singing which, One dakshinmurthy 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.


Retrieved from ” http: Of water, fire, air, space, The sun, moon and the individual soul, And also to those who examine the truth behind, The meaning dakshinamurtgy this universe and find, That it Consists of nothing but, The God who is every where.

Sri Dakshinamurthy Stotram – Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

In the Hindu mythologyDakshinamurti is an incarnation of Shivathe supreme god of knowledge. Please help improve the article with a good introductory style. It is similar to his seeing due to illusion, During the state of sleep, That the one real fact appears as many different truths, And he sfotram he wakes up and sees the reality, That he is really the one and only one soul.

The Dakshinamurti Stotra is arguably the most important small verse to be attributed dakzhinamurthy Adi Shankara. It is only He who can destroy, this veil of ignorance, And wake us up from this state of deceit. This is denial of the Buddhist theory that, when we are asleep there is nothingness. Adhi Sankara has written very many great Stotras prayers but here lyrkcs a unique prayer, which is not only a prayer but the summary of all the philosophy that he has taught.

Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend. Like the germ inside the seed is its part, But becomes different after development The many places and time which are before us, Are drawn by illusion in the board of life in a peculiar manner, By a great savant or an expert Siddha, Who can create them as per their will, Salutation to the God facing the south, Who is the greatest teacher.

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