Significance of Guru Purnima: Why is Guru Purnima celebrated?

Guru (Sanskrit: गुरु)  gu means ‘darkness, and ru means ‘light’ , Guru is a person who is having great knowledge, wisdom, and authority in a certain area or in many areas, and he uses it to guide others. Guru shows others knowledge (light) and destroys ignorance (darkness). It is also used for teacher or guide in the religious sense. Guru term also refers as “teacher, guide, expert, or master” of certain knowledge or field. 

Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima festival is celebrated on the full moon day (Purnima/Poornima) in the Hindu month of Aashaadha (June–July). The festival is celebrated in India from the Ancient Ages.
The celebration is marked by spiritual activities and also includes ritualistic events in honor of the Guru. Guru is believed to be the most necessary part of life.        
Guru Purnima 2019
In this year Guru Purnima 2019, Tuesday 16 July is a rare occurrence Guru Purnima, because Guru Purnima 2019, will take place during a total lunar eclipse (Chandra Grahan).

Guru Purnima 2020 : 5th July 2020

Significance of Guru Purnima: Why is Guru Purnima celebrated?

Guru Purnima was believed to be the day when Lord Shiva become the Adhi Guru, or the first Guru of everyone. Also Dakshinamoorthy (Guru Bagvan), Dakshinamoorthy means ‘one who is facing south (dakṣiṇa)’ in Sanskrit. is one of the gods of Navagraha, who worship mainly on Thursday. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Dakshinamoorthy is the manifestation of Lord Siva, who taught lessons for the four sons of Brahma in Silence.

Guru Purnima Day, also believed to be the great sage Sri Vyasa Bhagavan / Sri Krishna Dvaipayana, Sannyasins settled at some place to study, to do Vedantic Vichara, and discourse on the thrice blessed Brahma Sutras composed by Maha rushi Vyasa. Shree Veda Vyasa has done great service to all the humanity by editing the four Vedas, and by writing the eighteen Puranas i.e the Mahabharata & the Bhagavata.

What to do on Guru Purnima.

Skip the meal by just having milk and fruits,

Practice Japa and Dhyana,

Study the Brahma Sutras and other mantras,

Chant the misc Guru Mantras,

Visit the Temple and get darshanam of Guru ( Sai Baba, Guru Raghavendra swamy …)

Guru Types

Types of Gurus are believed to be of three types .

There is a Diksha guru i.e Initiating guru –  is a person who formally accepts a student into religious order. 

Shiksha guru ,an instructing guru :  is the teacher who actually trains the student.

Chaitya guru i.e “guru within” –  is said to be the “little” voice of God within the heart that tells a person how to act, and etc.

Guru Stotram :

Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Guru Devo Maheshwarah |
Guru Saakshaat Para brahma Tasmai Shri Guruveh Namaha  ||
Shri Guru Paurnima at Sai Baba Temple is celebrated From 15/07/2019 to 17/07/2019

The Samadhi Mandir remains open all night during one of these days with Dwarkamai being open the previous night and there are all night bhajan and qawali sessions at various locations in the village. Printed programs with full details are available at the Sansthan Office.

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