Sri Medha Dakshinamoorthy
Bestower of intelligence - MEDHA DAKSHINAMOORT
Sri Dakshinamoorty is revered as the Divine and Universal (ulaga) Guru by Saivites. He is also reckoned as the chief of astrologers, who are bestowed with the power of the word.
He is depicted under His traditional 'Kallala maram' the Banyan without hanging roots, with two parrots and three snakes on the tree. The three snakes represent the distractions of the mind namely: Kama, Krodha, Moham i.e. lust, anger and illusion. Symbolically, this implies that the venomous distractions of kama, krodha and moham are under control at the feet of the Guru.
Swamigal has dedicated a day as the 'Astrologers' Mela", and has a special homam for their welfare. Swamigal had earlier placed a single brick at a spot in the healing centre to symbolize his commitment to bring Lord Dakshinamurty to Walajapet.
This is the first time that a Kallala Maram behind a Dakshinamoothy idol has been sculpted with parrots and snakes.
It is the first centre to consider a 'Josier Mela' to honour astrologers.