Guru purnima also called as Vyasa Purnima recalls the birthday of Great “Ved Vyasa”. It’s a Festival in a Hindu culture dedicated to Gurus, who are evolved or have enlightened humans. They are the one who share their wisdom without monetary expectation, referred to Karma Yoga.
Guru purnima is celebrated in 3 major countries India, Nepal, Bhutan. And in India many religions of people such as Hindu, Buddhists and Jain celebrate this day to express gratitude towards their gurus. This day is celebrated on the full moon day in Hindu month of Ashadha. Ashadha arrives in the month of June or July. In 2021 Guru purnima is scheduled on 5th of July.
Guru Purnima festival was revived by late Mahatma Gandhi to pay tribute to his spiritual guru Shrimad Rajchandra
Let’s elaborate the real meaning Guru purnima.
The celebration of Guru Purnima is done as an honour to our Guru. In India it is also called as Guru Pooja. The word Guru itself has a deep meaning if separated as per Sanskrit mythology.
- Gu – The word Gu stands for darkness or ignorance.
- Ru- The word Ru stands remover of darkness.
So Guru is the one who removes darkness from your life.
Guru or a teacher are the most important part of life, as they help us to evolve and to be enlightened. This day is also has a great importance in academics. Indian students celebrate this day by creating a event in school / colleges, presenting gifts, as well as remembering past teachers.
Religion wise celebration
Traditionally this festival is celebrated by Buddhists in the honor of Lord Buddha who gave his first sermon on this day at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh India.
For those who doesn’t know meaning of Sermon, Sermon is a talk of religious or moral subjects.
In Yogic tradition, This day is celebrated when Lord Shiva became the first Guru as he began the transmission of Yoga.
In Hinduism, This day is celebrated in honour of great sage Vyasa. Vyasa was the legendary author of Mahabharata, Vedas and Puranas. His alternate name was Veda Vyasa (The one of who invented Vedas).
In Jainism: In Jainism it’s called as Treenok Guha purnima and not Guru purnima. It’s celebrated as the beginning of Chaturmaas also called as Four month retreat. Lord Mahavira, the 24 tirthankara after attaining Kaivalya, made Indrabhuti Gautam. Later it was know with the name Gautam Swami as Lord Mahavira’s first Disciple.
The Sikhs also observe it as n honour to their Ten Spiritual Gurus.
“Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwarah, Guru Sakshat ParBrahm, Tasmai Shri, Guruve Namah”
The Guru Shokla indicates as a Guru is always placed besides three lords:
That was a short history on Guru Purnima, let’s check Guru purnima 2021 messages, Images and quotes below.
- When one finds the true Guru, He conquers half the world, Happy Guru Purnima
- Your blessings enriched my life and enlightened me, Thank You and wishing you a very Happy Guru Purnima.
- A man should first direct himself on the way he should go. Only then he should instruct others to follow. – Gautam Buddha
- Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru, no one can cross over.- Guru Nanak
That’s all for Guru Purnima, Guru plays a important role in our life, without his path we can’t evolve. Share this blog, quotes, Images, Wishes to all your gurus.
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