The Siddha Yoga Practice of Dakshina

Gurumayi holding a lotus flower

This practice allows Siddha Yogis to affirm in a very practical way the countless benefits the Guru’s guidance brings to their lives. Through the selfless offering of dakshina, Siddha Yogis become even more open to the wisdom and grace bestowed by the Guru. Thus, we find ourselves participating in an ancient and sacred cycle. 

The SYDA Foundation is the organisation responsible for receiving and administering dakshina. Gurudev Siddha Peeth Trust holds this responsibility in India.

Siddha Yogis practise dakshina by:
- participating in the Siddha Yoga Monthly Dakshina Practice 
- making dakshina offerings in honour of Siddha Yoga holidays and Siddha Yoga global teaching and learning events 
- making dakshina offerings during darshan in a Siddha Yoga Ashram, meditation centre or chanting and meditation group 
- making dakshina offerings on occasions of personal significance.

Offering Dakshina in Australia

In Australia, you can offer dakshina in Australian dollars through the Siddha Yoga Foundation which will receive your offering on behalf of the SYDA Foundation and then transfer it in full to SYDA.

To begin the Siddha Yoga Monthly Dakshina Practice or to change the amount you offer every month, please email for details or click on the button below.

The Practice of Dakshina

To offer dakshina in New Zealand dollars, you can contact here for local dakshina holding account information.

You can read more about the Siddha Yoga practice of Dakshina on the Siddha Yoga path website or make a one-time online dakshina offering in US dollars right now.