The Significance And Date Of Guru Poornima
Guru Poornima, an Indian festival, is observed according to the Hindu Moon Sign Calendar. It is a time when you pay respect to your Guru, teacher or mentors. It falls on the Ashadh month’s full moon, or Poornima. The word Guru is derived etymologically from two parts: Gu, which means darkness, and Ru, which means the antidote. The word Guru refers to someone who leads us from the darkness of ignorance into the light of knowledge. Guru Poornima Festival is this year on July 24, 2022.
A Shloka states:
Agyan Timirandhasya Gyananjan Shalakaya
Chakshurunmilitam Yaen Tasmai Shri Gurave Namah
It is believed that Guru Poornima was first celebrated by Buddhists, since it was there that their guru – Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon. Vyaas Muni was a revered Hindu saint. Guru Poornima is also known as Vyaas Poornima or Gnyaan Poornima. It also marks Guru Ved Vyaas’ birthday.
Itww is Not Only For Spiritual Aspirants
People who are on the spiritual path today tend to show their respect for Shankarachaarya. Guru Poornima does not only celebrate spiritual masters. On this auspicious day, you can also show reverence to your teacher or mentor. Teachers make our profession possible. Teachers are very important in our lives. Our teachers are also important in making our careers shine. Jupiter transit can cause problems in your career, but don’t let it continue. Planet Jupiter, known as Guru, is kind, optimistic, and gives knowledge and wisdom. This Guru Poornima you can also honor your Gurus or please Lord Jupiter by creating an attuned Siddha.Guru YantraThis day.
As well, Dattatrey believed certain animals and birds to be Gurus.The idea behind the whole thing is to find positive powers in everyone around you and then take them as a blessing.
There is also a possibility that Guru means “Tridev”, Brahma Vishnu, Mahesh, and Vishnu. According to Indian culture, Guru (the spiritual master), is the only one who can lead you to these Gods. The following Shloka confirms this belief.
Gurur Brahma and Gurur Vishnuhu are Guru Devo Maheswaraha
Guru Saakshaat Parabhrahma Tasmai Sri Guruve Namah
Budh and Guru Poornima in The Present Context
The modern world observes and celebrates this Hindu festival in various ways, including through schools, creative arts organizations, and institutions of higher education. Music and dance are part of this tradition. Guru-Shishya ParamparaVery dearly. Students who have studied Hindustani Classical Music show their gratitude to their Gurus by performing on this day. There are also performances of Indian classical music on this auspicious day throughout India.
In Indian mythology and culture, Guru is a very important figure. They are full of legends about how the students have sacrificed their lives to please their mentors. We also know about Sandipani Rushi and Baiju Bawra, as well as many other stories that relate to Guru Shishya.
Guru Poornima refers to the festivals of the “seekers” – those who seek the divine wisdom, knowledge and spirituality.
This auspicious day is your chance to do the following:
- If possible, ask your Guru for blessings and offer Dakshina.
- You can recite Guru Leelamrut and Datta Bawani.
- also recite Saai Charitra.
- You can also perform the Pooja for your family deity if you don’t have an appointed Guru.
- This day, you may also offer yellow clothes, Sandalwood, or yellow pulses to any Brahmin at a temple.
As per the Hindu spiritual tradition, Guru Poornima is the day of teachers. Sant Kabir rightly stated that
Guru ke sumiran maatr, nashtvighn anant
Taase Sarv aarambh Me(i), Dhyaavat Hai sab San
You can overcome any obstacle by simply remembering your Guru. Not just saints but a great many people remember Guru at the beginning of all things.