Sri Dakshinamurti Seva Samiti:
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Worship of Adiguru Sri Prajna Dakshinamurti is being conducted regularly in strict accordance with the sastras.
Vidya Pitham constructed for the inner growth of the vidyarthis (students) studying in the Ashramam and for the spiritual progress of the seekers residing in or visiting the Ashramam.
Special Features of the Vidya Pitham:
As specified in the agama sastras, the Vidya Pitham is situated in the south of the Town, on the bank of a river and in an area inhabited by sadhus.
The Pitham is in front of the banyan tree amidst a natural formation of rocks. The banyan tree is of special significance to Sri Dakshinamurti, who is pictured as seated under the tree.
The idol of Sri Dakshnamurti is with the chinmudra, as a symbol of self awareness.
The idol of Sri Dakshinamurti is 9' in height.There are 5 kalasas representing the five letters of the panchakshara mantra 'Namasivaya'. Darshan of the Lord and the 'vimanam' (roof) can be had simultaneously.
The six main deities,comprising of Vinayaka and others,have a seperate sannidhi for each, where daily worship is offered.
A special pathway for circumbulating the Vidya Pitham, has been laid aesthetically.
The feature of the pathway is that even on sunny days the heat is not felt by those walking on the path.
A large number of devotees had written the Moola Mantras of all the deities installed in the Pitham. These handwritten mantras, exceeding several crores, kept in a special container were placed to the chanting of the Veda mantras, under the idols of the respective deities.
Forty eight images of Sri Dakshinamurti as seen in various temples of Tamilnadu have been engraved on the entrance door.
Worship is offered to the deities five times a day from dawn to dusk.
Every morning there is a congregational prayer for the welfare of those who have helped in the growth of the Ashramam and for the welfare of the Ashramam residents and staff.
On Thursdays and special occasions such as full moon days, pradosham, etc., congregational prayers are offered for the welfare of the devotees as well as for the world.
On every Thursday all the devotees participate in the congregational prayers, sittling calmly for about two hours. Such congregational prayers are being conducted joyfully and marvelous by the brahmacharis.
On the occasion of important festivals in our culture, like Tamil New Year's Day, Vishu, Sri Ramanavami, Sri Sankara Jayanti, Sri Vyasa Puja (Guru Purnima), Sri Krishna Jayanti, Sri Vinayaka Chaturthi, Deepavali, sri Skantha Shashthi, Annabhishekam, Bharani Deepam, Kartigai Deepam, Dhanur (Margazhi) masa puja. Vaikuntha Ekadasi, Pongal, Mattu Pongal, Sri Maha Sivaratri, etc., special worship is offered in accordance with our tradition.
Sri Brihaspati (Guru Bhagavan)
Most of the people consider Sri Dakshinamurti as one of the nine planets and worship him in the place of Brihaspati. But actually, Sri Dakshinamurti is the Adiguru of Sanatana Jnana Parampara. According to our sasthras Brihaspati is the Devaguru.
To make devotees understand this fact, Sri Brihaspati is shown as worshipping Adiguru Sri Prajna Dakshinamurti in the Vidya Pitham.
Special Worship on Guru Peyarchi Day:
Every year special abhishekam and worship are offered to Brihaspati on the occasion of gurupeyarchi when the planet Jupiter moves from one house to the next.