A devotional mantra to the guru.
I visited her beautiful ashram in Kerala in 2000 amongst the canals and coconut palms. In the evenings her bajaan music wafted among the waves of the sea and the heat of the tropics.
Guru - dispeller of darkness
1806, gooroo, from Hindi guru "teacher, priest," from Sanskrit guru-s "one to be honored, teacher," from guru- "venerable, worthy of honor," literally "heavy, weighty," from PIE root *gwere- (2) "heavy" (see grave (adj.)). see translation