अज्ञानतिमिरान्धस्य ज्ञानाञ्जनशालाकया ।
चक्षुरुन्मीलितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥
Ajnyaana-Timira-Andhasya Jnyaana-[Aa]n.jana-Shaalaakayaa |
Cakssur-Unmiilitam Yena Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||
Every conference Sharath starts with a short stance. Its part of a stotra that salutes the Guru. Its beautiful.
Narasimhan explained the meaning:
Who removes the Darkness of ignorance from our blind eyes with the collyrium of Light and knowledge.
By whom our eyes are opened, I bow to that Guru.