Mouna Vyakhya prakatitha, para,
Brahma thathwam yuvanam,
Varshishtha anthevasad rishiganai,
Ravrutham brahma nishtai,
Acharyendram kara kalihtha chin,
Mudram ananda roopam,
Swathmaramam mudhitha vadanam,
Dakshinamurthim eede.

Meaning :

I praise and salute that Dakshinamrthy,
Who faces the south,
Who explains the true nature of the supreme Brahman,
Through his state of silence,
Who is young in looks,
Who is surrounded by disciples who are old Sages,
Whose minds are fixed on Brahman,
Who 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.

Viswam darpana drusyamana nagari,
Thulyam nijantargatham,
Pasyannathmani mayaya bahirivoth,
Bhutham yatha nidraya,
Ya sakshath kuruthe prabodha samaye,
Swathmanameva dwayam,
Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,
Sree Dakshinamurthaye.

Meaning :

The universe is like a city reflected in a mirror. It is all inside but because of the influence of Maya it appears to be outside as in a dream.   The Truth is the supreme Brahman, the one without a second.. (The mind, senses and intellect are all able to only discern the reflection of the Atman). The identity of the brahman and the Atman is apparent after self-illumination.I offer my profound salutations to the auspicious Guru, who is an embodiment of DakShinamurti, and whose grace is responsible for the illumination.

Beejasyanthari vankuro jagadhidham,
Prang nirvikalpam puna,
Mayakalpitha desa kala kalanaa,
Vaichithrya chithrikrutham,
Mayaveeva vijrumbhayathyapi maha,
Yogeeva yah swechaya,
Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,
Sree dakshinamurthaye.

Meaning :

He in whom this universe, prior to
its projection was present like a tree in a seed (unmanifested), and by whose
magic this was transformed(manifested) in various forms, by His own will
similar to a yogi’s- to that DakShinamurti, who is embodied in the auspicious
Guru, I offer my profound salutations.

Yasyaiva sphuranam sadathmakamasath,
Kalparthagam bhasathe,
Sakshaath thathwamaseethi veda vachasa,
Yobodhyathyasrithhan,
Yath saksht karanath bhavenna punara,
Aavrithir bhavambhonidhow,
Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,
Sree dakshinamurthaye.

Meaning :

He, by whose light the (unreal)
universe appears real, teaches the truth of brahman to those who want to know
the Atman through the vedic statement tattvamasi (thou art That) and He Who
puts an end to the samsaric cycle – to that DakShinamurti, who is embodied in
the auspicious Guru, I offer my profound salutations.

Nanachidhra ghato dhara sthitha maha,
Deepa prabha bhaswaram,
Jnanam yasya thu chakshuradhi karana,
Dwara bahi spandathe,
Jaanameethi tham eva baandham anubathi,
Yethath samastham jagat,
Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,
Sree dakshinamurthaye.
Meaning :
He whose light gleams through the senses like the light emanating from a pot with
holes (in which a lamp is kept), He whose knowledge alone brings the state of
knowing (I am That), He whose brightness makes everything shine – to that
DakShinamurti, who is embodied in the auspicious Guru, I offer my profound salutations.

Deham pranam api indryanyapi chalaam,
Budhim cha soonyam vidhu,
Stree balandha jadopamasthvaha mithi,
Brandha brusam vadhina,
Maya sakthi vilasa kalpitha maha,
Vyamoha samharine,
Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,
Sree dakshinamurthaye.

Meaning :

Some philosophers contend the body,
senses, life-breath, intellect and non-existence (shunya) as the real ‘I’
(Atman). Their comprehension is worse than that of women, children, blind and
the dull. He who destroys this delusion caused by maya (and makes us aware of
the Truth)- to that DakShinamurti, who is embodied in the auspicious Guru,I
offer my profound salutations.

Rahu grastha divakarendu sadrusho,
Maya samachadanath,
Sanamthra karanopa samharanatho,
Yo abhoot sushuptha pumaan,
Pragaswapsaamithi prabodha samaye,
Yaa prathyabignayathe,
Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,
Sree dakshinamurthaye.

Meaning :

The brillance of sun exists even
when intercepted by Rahu during eclipse. Similarly, the power of cognition only
remains suspended during deep sleep. The Self exists as pure being even though
unrecognized due to the veil of Maya. A person on awakening becomes aware that
he was asleep earlier (and the dream was unreal). Similarly, a person who
awakens to the consciousness of the Self recognizes his previous state of
ignorance as unreal. He by whose grace alone does one awaken to the
consciousness of the Self – to that DakShinamurti, who is embodied in the
auspicious Guru, I offer my profound salutations.

Balyadishwapi jagaradhadishu thadha,
Sarva sva avasthasthaswapi,
Vyavrutha swanuvarthamanamaha ,
Mithyanth sphurantham sada,
Svathmaanam pragatikarothi bajatham,
Yo mudraya bhadraya,
Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,
Sree dakshinamurthaye.

Meaning :

The brillance of sun exists even
when intercepted by Rahu during eclipse. Similarly, the power of cognition only
remains suspended during deep sleep. The Self exists as pure being even though
unrecognized due to the veil of Maya. A person on awakening becomes aware that
he was asleep earlier (and the dream was unreal). Similarly, a person who
awakens to the consciousness of the Self recognizes his previous state of
ignorance as unreal. He by whose grace alone does one awaken to the
consciousness of the Self – to that DakShinamurti, who is embodied in the
auspicious Guru, I offer my profound salutations.

Balyadishwapi jagaradhadishu thadha,
Sarva sva avasthasthaswapi,
Vyavrutha swanuvarthamanamaha ,
Mithyanth sphurantham sada,
Svathmaanam pragatikarothi bajatham,
Yo mudraya bhadraya,
Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,
Sree dakshinamurthaye.

 

Meaning:

He, whose existence is changeless
throughout the various states of the body (like old, young etc) and the mind
(waking, dreaming etc), and who reveals the greatest knowledge of Atman by
jnAna-mudra (the joining of the thumb and the forefinger of a raised right
hand) – to that DakShinamurti, who is embodied in the auspicious Guru, I offer
my profound salutations.

Viswam pasyathi karya karana thaya,
Swa swami sambandatha,
Sishyacharya thaya thadaiva pithru,
Puthradhyathmana bedatha,
Swapne Jagrathi va ya esha purusho,
Maya Paribramitha,
Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,
Sree dakshinamurthaye.

Meaning :

Deluded by Maya one sees the world
in dualities as cause and effect, master and servant, Teacher and student,
father and son etc. during both the waking and dream states – to that
DakShinamurti, who removes this veil of Maya, I offer my profound salutations.

Bhoorambaamsya anilo ambhara,
Maharnadho himamasu puman,
Ithyabhathi characharathmakamidham,
Yasyaiva murthyashtakam,
Nanyath kinchana vidhyathe vimrusathaam,
Yasmath parasmath vibho,
Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,
Sree dakshinamurthaye.

Meaning :

He, whose subtle and unmanifest
eightfold form of earth, water, fire, air, space, sun, moon and purusha,  causes the moving and unmoving universe, and
by whose grace alone does all these manifestations disappear to reveal that
‘All that exists is Brahman’ – to that DakShinamurti, who is embodied in the
auspicious Guru, I offer my profound salutations.

Sarvathmathvamithi sphutikruthamitham,
Yasmadamushamin sthave,
Thenasya sravanath thadartha mananath,
Dyanascha Sankeerthanath,
Sarvathmathva maha vibhuthi sahitham,
Syadheeswarasthvam svatha,
Siddhyeth thath punarashtadha parinatham,
Chaisvaryamvayhatham.

Meaning :

In this hymn has been made clear the Unity of the
Atman shining uniformly in all beings. Therefore hearing this hymn, cogitating
on its meaning, meditating on it and singing it aloud,  one will achieve sarvatmabhava  which is the greatest treasure and one will
become Ishwara  and he will acquire the eight siddhies  (Anima, Mahima, laghima, garima,
prapti, prakamyam, ishitwam and vashitwam )