Guru Purnima is the holy day of the union of Guru and disciple. Guru Purnima is a famous Indian festival. Purnima falls on the full moon day of the month of Ashadh. Vyas Purnima is a feast of honor and dedication to the prestige of the Guru. Guru is very important in our life
Guru Purnima – Giver of knowledge, giver of self-identity
If we look at the importance of Guru, ‘Gu’ means darkness and ignorance and ‘Ru’ means light knowledge. Guru takes us from the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge. The day of Guru Purnima is also called Vyaspurnima.On the day of Guru Purnima, Poojapath Bhandara is organized in the ashrams. Bhajan-Kirtan is performed in many places. On the day of Guru Purnima, all the Gurus are respected and honored. On this day, charity is also done in the name of the Guru. In Hinduism, Guru has also been given the status of God
Who is the Guru? Why should the Guru be kept?
The Guru takes you to God. Guru is the giver of God. In Hinduism, Guru is considered to be the form of God. Guru is also called the Acharya Guru Purnima festival is celebrated with joy. There are many reasons behind celebrating Guru Purnima. If you want to see that there is no Guru in your life, you go to the Guru and worship the Guru to assume the Guru and the Guru assumes the Guru and the one who has the Guru worships the Guru Purnima to show respect to the Guru.
The Guru shows us the true goal of life so we should assume the Guru. Thus there are many known and unknown gurus in our life in which the place of our parents is paramount and then the teacher. The Guru is the one who initiates the disciple by understanding and the disciple is also the one who makes the Guru by understanding. The word Guru means the best person to lead from darkness to light. In other words, this is the Guru who destroys ignorance and leads to Brahmarupa Prakash. Worship and adoration of Guru are done on the day of Guru Purnima.
Some stories behind Guru Purnima
- It is the birthday of Maharshi Vedavyas, who created the Mahabharata Purana Upanishad, so Maharshi Vedavyasa is considered to be the guru of all mankind and Gurupurnima day is celebrated in his memory. And that is why Gurupurnima is also known as Vyaspurnima.
- On this day Guru Purnima is celebrated on the day of Poonam of Ashadh month since the disciple is freed from debt by giving Guru Diksha to his Guru. Saint Dhiradas, a disciple of Saint Kabir was also born on this day.
- On this day, Lord Shiva gave the knowledge of yoga to the Saptarshis.
- The great saint Kabirdas, while showing the importance of Guru, says that when both God and Guru are standing face to face, I have explained the form of one Guru at the feet of the first Guru, how can they be forgotten?
- In our country, Teacher’s Day is celebrated on September 5. Teachers are honored for their merits. Thus the one who removes the darkness and leads to the light is called Guru. Without Guru, we cannot even know God.
Eklavya’s devotion to Guru
- Eklavya’s devotion to Guru made him immortal despite being a common Bhil. Guru Pujan is very important. Eklavya considered Guru Dronacharya as his guru and learned the lessons of archery by placing him in front of the idol of Dronacharya. Eklavya built Dronacharya and his guru and learned archery from the idol of Guru. When Dronacharya asked Eklavya for Eklavya’s thumb in the south, Eklavya gave his thumb to Dronacharya without hesitation. He did not think for a moment how great Eklavya sacrificed for his guru. If Eklavay had not given his thumb to Dronacharya he would have been called Dhanundhar even bigger than Arjuna today. Thus Eklavya made a great sacrifice for his guru.
- Guru Dattatreya made 24 gurus, he learned the virtue of loyalty from dogs, so he also considered the dog as a guru, meaning that the guru is the one who guides us in the development of life. We should learn and understand whatever is good from the living, inanimate, animals, birds, sun, plants around us.
Shri Krishna And Guru Sandipani
- In the sage’s ashram of sage Sandip, Sri Krishna, and Sudama stayed together without any discrimination, cut wood from the forest, served the Guru and showed their unique devotion. And thus he showed his unique devotion. This parable teaches that there is no difference between a guru who donates knowledge, a poor man or a rich man. Next, all the disciples are the same
Some Quotes which show the greatness of Guru
- If we look at the famous Duha of Sant Kabir, showing the greatness of Guru, he has said that Guru Govind Dou Khade Kake Lagu Pay Balihari Guru Aapne Govind Diyo Batay
- Alexander said that my parents brought me from heaven to earth but Guru has shown me the way to take me from earth to heaven
- Chanakya used to say that teachers are not ordinary, Holocaust and creation are in his lap
A guide take to the light of knowledge from the darkness of ignorance
- The foundation of our culture and the building of religion is knowledge. It is essential to have a guru to get knowledge.
- Guru revives his disciple Guru’s word contains the glory of Guru No one needs to go to Kailash Kashi Kaaba to find Paramatma Where is sadguru there is Paramatma Guru likes the one who shows true hope of salvation.
- The greatness of the Guru is also very much described in our Puranas. In Hinduism, the Guru has been given the status of God. Just as the disciple can attain a glimpse of the knowledge given by the Guru, the disciple can reach the Paramatma in the light and get a glimpse. Also, the scriptures and the gods have sung the praises of the Guru
Verses showing the greatness of Guru
- Generally, We have shown the glory of Guru in the scriptures and said that ”Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Gurudev Maheshwara Guru Sakshat Parabrahm Tasmai Shri Guruve Namah”