Guru Purnima is also known as Vyasa Purnima and is one of the most auspicious days for Hindus, Jains and Buddhists. Dedicated to gurus and devotees to thank them for enlightenment, this day is celebrated by devotees with beautiful rituals.
This year, this occasion is being celebrated on 16 July, Tuesday. The term, ‘guru’ has a deep meaning behind it. ‘Gu’ stands for darkness and ‘Ru’ means removing darkness. That’s why the role of a guru holds a lot of significance in someone’s life. Gurus are considered to be someone who removes all the darkness from one’s life. The day also has a historical significance and is known for the day Lord Shiva became the first guru. For Buddhists, this day marks importance as Lord Buddha gave his first sermon to the seven sages. In Nepal, this day is also known as teacher’s day, where the devotees honour their gurus.
This occasion is celebrated on Purnima, which is the full moon day in the Hindu month of Asadha, which falls between the months of June and July. The day also witnesses the first peak of the lunar cycle after solar cycle. Some people come in life and make you a better being, All these people are Gurus who give you wings to fly.
As you walk with the Guru, you walk in the light of existence, away from the darkness of ignorance. You leave behind all the problems of your life and move towards the peak experiences of life. May the name of guru be enshrined in your heart. May guru ji’ s divine love and blessings be with you always.
The Guru’s whole work is to bring back the flow of life so that you start becoming joyous and utterly happy and blissful for no reason at all.
Today is the best day to pay the tribute to your Guru. On this auspicious day of Guru Purnima, make an oath for your life to follow the steps of your Guru. Happy Guru Purnima!