The mantra is a humble prayer to seek the blessings of Sri Medha Dakshinamurti, the Ultimate Guru, in various areas of one’s life. This mantra is also known as the “Moola Mantra” or the seed mantra of Sri Dakshinamurthy.
Medha Dakshinamurthi Mantra in English:
॥ śrī mēdhā dakṣiṇāmūrti mantraḥ ॥
ōṁ asya śrī mēdhādakṣiṇāmūrti mahāmantrasya śukabrahma r̥ṣiḥ gāyatrī chandaḥ mēdhādakṣiṇāmūrtirdēvatā mēdhā bījaṁ prajñā śaktiḥ svāhā kīlakaṁ mēdhādakṣiṇāmūrti prasādasiddhyarthē japē viniyōgaḥ |
bhasmaṁ vyāpāṇḍurāṅga śaśiśakaladharō jñānamudrākṣamālā |
vīṇāpustērvirājatkarakamaladharō lōkapaṭṭābhirāmaḥ ||
vyākhyāpīṭhēniṣaṇṇā munivaranikaraissēvyamāna prasannaḥ |
savyālakr̥ttivāsāssatatamavatu nō dakṣiṇāmūrtimīśaḥ ||
Om Namo Bhagavathe Dakshinamurthaye
Mahyam Medhaam Pradnyaam Prayaccha Swaha
Through the first line of the mantra, we call out to this abundant source of knowledge and bow to his divinity.
Through the second line, we ask for “Medhaa”, i.e. knowledge, and “Pradnyaa” i.e. wisdom.
ōṁ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ ||
Benefits of listening to Sri Medha Dakshinamurthy Mantra:
Since this mantra is all about seeking knowledge and dispelling darkness, every human who considers himself a learner in any aspect of his life can benefit from it.
The mantra benefits the listener or chanter in the following ways:
Benefit 1 – Helps Students:
The chant can help students of all ages, who have difficulty concentrating or retaining knowledge for longer periods of time.
Benefit 2 – Helps Healers:
The mantra helps healers, teachers, and counselors of all kinds to stay balanced, centered, and wise in their practice.
Benefit 3 – Helps Creative People:
People who work in the creative field, struggle with creative blockages, or self-doubt can open their creative flow and confidence through this mantra.