Dakshinamurthy (Tamil: தட்சிணாமூர்த்தி IAST: Dakṣiṇāmūrti) is an aspect of the Hindu god Shiva as a guru (teacher) of all types of knowledge

This aspect of Shiva, as the original guru, is his personification as the supreme or the ultimate awareness, understanding and knowledge

This form represents Shiva as a teacher of yoga, music and wisdom, and giving exposition on the shastras

He is worshipped as the god of wisdom, complete and rewarding meditation

As per Hindu scriptures, if a person doesn’t have a guru, they can consider and worship Dakshinamurthy as their guru

Eventually they will be blessed with a self-realised human guru, if they are worthy