Nidhaye Sarva Vidyaanaam
Shri Dakshiaaamoortaye Namaha
Salutation to Lord Dakshinamoorti who is the preceptor of the three worlds, the medicine for the cure of the worldly existence and the treasure of all knowledge.
Guru Bhagavan Lord Dakshinamoorti holding his thumb and forefinger demonstrates Tattva mudra displaying his form to the people. Showing the meaning of scripture and the unity of Brahman (the Supreme soul) and the soul of jivas (living beings) he manifests himself as Shiva.
Parabrahma Tattvam Yuvaanam
I propitiate Guru Bhagvan Sri Dakshinamurthy, the youthful preceptor, who teaches through silence, the knowledge of Brahman, who is surrounded by disciples who themselves are erudite in the knowledge of scripture by reason of their long period of dedicated search for knowledge seeking the Brahman (the Absolute), who is the most supreme of teachers, who displays the Knowledge with the sign of his hand, who is the form of Consciousness - Bliss, who immerses himself in the revelry of his own self and who sports a pleasantly delightful countenance.
Guru Dakshinamurthy (Lord Shiva in the form of a Teacher) decorated in Golden armour at Sri Abathsahayeswarar Swamy Temple (guru sthalam), in Alangudi near Needamangalam (Tiruvarur District) on the occasion of Guru Peyarchi.
The presiding deity here is Abathsahayeswarar and His consort is Elavarkuzhali Ammai or Umayammai. The Shiva Lingam here is a Swayambhu (self manifested). Shri Dakshinamurthy in the praharam (circumambulatory path) around Shiva's shrine is worshipped as Guru Bhagavan here.
He is the teacher (guru) of the celestials and he is the ultimate cause of the universe. He is often represented as immersed in deep meditation. He is the refuge of the devotees. He is the true Self of all creatures.
Guru Bhagwan - Navagraha
Guru / Jupiter is also known as Brihaspati in sanskrit. The transit of Guru from one rasi to another is known as Guru Peyarchi and considered as an important astrological event which happens every year. It takes 12 years for Guru (Jupiter) to complete the full astrological signs and He stays for a year in each House (in the horoscope). It is important to understand the influence of the transit on your Rashi which can have a significant impact on your life.
Guru has the tendency to help correct even the worst dhoshas, in a person's horoscope, with his mere aspect. "Guru's aspect is worth a crore of punya (merit) / Guru Paarkka Kodi Nanmai" goes the popular adage. It is not that we can acquire the "crore of merits," only if he aspects us. We can get these merits by having darshan of Guru in a temple. You could visit a nearby temple, go to the Navagraha sannidhi, and worship Guru by adorning Him with a garland made of channa dhal. Lord Dakshinamurthy is capable of destroying or removing ignorance and sorrows / sufferings due to birth and death. If you could worship Guru Bhagavan Dakshinamurthi with a yellow cloth, your mountain of sorrows would disappear like the mist. Not only that, you would also be assured of Guru's complete grace and his blessings for your prosperous life. Your sorrows could be replaced by happiness.
Guru Peyarchi 2016
Guru Bhagvan enters the zodical sign LEO (Simha Rasi) to VIRGO (Kanya / Kanni Rasi) on Tamil month Aadi Tuesday (2nd August 2016).
Best occasion for persons of following zodiacal signs to have remedies (pariharam) done for their individual signs.
Gemini (Midhuna), Cancer (Kataka), Virgo (Kanni), Libra (Thulam), Sagittarius (Dhanus), Aruarius (Kumbha).
Devotees are requested to perform archana to Guru Bhagwan on GuruPeyarchi day with your details such as Name, Gothram, Zodical Sign / Janma Rashi and Lagna.
Sri Gurubhyo Namah
श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः