Lord Shiva is not only the destroyer of evils but also the Guru of ultimate awareness, understanding and knowledge. Devotees worship him as the symbol of wisdom and great patience. Dakshinamurthy is the enlightening form of lord Shiva in which he is seated facing the south direction, to bestow the knowledge to mind born (manasaputra) sons of Brahma in a secluded part on the Himalayas. Dakshinamurthy Puja fills you with the passion of excelling in your education and higher studies. Dakshinamurthy symbolizes the highest form of Vedantic teaching as south being the special domain of Yama (Lord of Death).