Dakshinamurthy is the Guru form of Lord Shiva
. In this form, Shiva is represented as the universal teacher of all words. He is called Dakshinamurthy as he faces south (Dakshin), towards the Indian subcontinent while unfolding the secrets of yoga, tantras, magic, art and sciences to the sages and saints, gods and goddesses and his devotees. This is a pleasant god seated on a high pedestal, with one leg folded. His attributes are rosary and fire. He is the embodiment of knowledge and the destroyer of ignorance.