From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Daksinamurti, DaksinAmurti, Dakshinaamurti

  1. rightwards image; southwards image
  2. the image that is endowing; the image that is auspicious; the benevolent form
  3. a form of Śiva based on the Āgamas in which He is depicted as a benevolent, calm, merciful preceptor and teacher of all branches of knowledge and the arts.