Om Namah Pranavarthaya - Lord Shiva Mantra

oṃ namaḥ praṇavārthāya śuddhajñānaikamūrtaye |
nirmalāya praśāntāya dakṣiṇāmūrtaye namaḥ ‖

Meaning : Om. Salutation to the one who is the meaning of praņava, who is in the form of pure knowledge, who is taintless and who is free from any change. To that Sri Dakshinamurti, (my) salutations.

This Sanskrit mantra is a reverential salutation to Lord Dakshinamurthy, a manifestation of Lord Shiva as the ultimate teacher and embodiment of supreme knowledge. The mantra's eloquent praise encapsulates various aspects of Lord Dakshinamurthy's divine presence and attributes.

oṃ namaḥ : is a universal invocation that expresses respect and devotion to the divine.

praṇavārthāya : refers to the one who is the essence and embodiment of the sacred syllable "Om" or "AUM."

śuddhajñānaikamūrtaye : acknowledges Lord Dakshinamurthy as the embodiment of pure and supreme knowledge, symbolizing the one who imparts wisdom beyond duality.

nirmalāya : signifies purity and immaculateness, representing Lord Dakshinamurthy's untainted wisdom.

praśāntāya :  refers to the supremely peaceful nature of Lord Dakshinamurthy, representing inner calm and tranquility.

dakṣiṇāmūrtaye : addresses Lord Dakshinamurthy, emphasizing his role as the divine teacher who imparts wisdom and knowledge to his disciples.

Collectively, this mantra is a heartfelt salutation and prayer to Lord Dakshinamurthy, expressing reverence for his role as the ultimate guru who imparts pure, serene, and enlightening wisdom. It is a way to invoke the blessings and guidance of Lord Dakshinamurthy for seekers on their spiritual journey.

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