Guru Purnima 2022: Know Amazing Things
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Guru Purnima is a tradition dedicated to all the Gurus, who are evolved or enlightened humans, ready to share their wisdom, based on Karma Yoga.
It is celebrated as a festival in India, Nepal and Bhutan by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists.
This festival is traditionally observed to honour Gurus.
It is observed on the Full Moon day (Purnima) in the Hindu month of Ashadha (June–July) as it is known in the Hindu Calendar.
It is also known as Vyasa Purnima for it marks the birthday of Veda Vyasa, the sage who authored the Mahabharata and compiled the Vedas.
The origins of Guru Purnima can be found in the Vedic period.
The word itself has Sanskrit roots.
The event is observed by Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists as a way to show gratitude toward the gurus.
Guru Purnima is regarded as an auspicious occasion for Buddhists.
It is believed that on this day Lord Buddha gave a sermon.
Is Guru Purnima on full moon?
The festival of Guru Purnima is observed every year on full moon in the month of Ashadha according to the Hindu calendar.
This year, Guru Purnima will be observed on Wednesday, July 13, as it will mark the full Moon Day.
On this auspicious day, the Purnima Tithi is predicted to be in effect from 4:00 AM on July 13 to 12:06 AM on July 14.
Guru Purnima is to celebrate show gratitude toward the gurus.
Gurus who teach you helped you to grow and shown you the right path.
This festival is celebrated by thanking parents, teachers, spiritual or any person who shown you right path.
The celebration of Guru Poornima is marked by spiritual activities and may include a ritualistic event in honor of the Guru; that is, the teachers which is called Guru Pooja.
The Guru Principle is said to be a thousand times more active on the day of Guru Purnima than on any other day.
The word Guru is derived from two words, gu and ru.
The Sanskrit root Gu means Darkness or Ignorance, and Ru denotes the Remover Of That Darkness.
Therefore, a Guru Is One Who Removes The Darkness Of Our Ignorance.
Gurus are believed by many to be the most necessary part of life.
On this day, disciples offer Pooja (Worship) or pay respect to their Guru (Spiritual Guide).
Guru Purnima in Academies
In addition to having religious importance, this festival has great importance for Indian academics and scholars.
Indian academics celebrate this day by thanking their teachers as well as remembering past teachers and scholars.
Buddhists Guru Purnima
Traditionally the festival is celebrated by Buddhists in honor of the Buddha who gave his first sermon on this day at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India.
In the yogic tradition, the day is celebrated as the occasion when Shiva became the first Guru, as he began the transmission of Yoga to the Saptarishis.
Hindus Guru Purnima
Many Hindus celebrate the day in honor of the great sage Vyasa, who is seen as one of the greatest Gurus in ancient Hindu traditions and a symbol of the Guru-Shishya Tradition.
Vyasa was not only believed to have been born on this day, but also to have started writing the Brahma Sutras on ashadha sudha padyami, which ends on this day.
Their recitations are a dedication to him, and are organised on this day, which is also known as Vyasa Purnima.
The festival is common to all spiritual traditions in Hinduism, where it is an expression of gratitude toward the teacher by their disciple.
Hindu Ascetics and wandering Monks (Sanyasis), observe this day by offering puja to their Guru, during the Chaturmas, a four-month period during the rainy season, when they choose seclusion and stay at one chosen place; some also give discourses to the local public.
Students of Indian Classical Music and Indian classical dance, which also follow the Guru Shishya Parampara, and celebrate this holy festival around the world.
According to the Puranas, Shiva is considered the first Guru.
Jainism Guru Purnima
According to Jain traditions, falling at the beginning of Chaturmaas on this day, the four month rainy season retreat, Lord Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara
After attaining Kaivalya, made Indrabhuti Gautam, later known as Gautam Swami, a Ganadhara, his first disciple, thus becoming a Treenok Guha himself
Therefore it is observed in Jainism as Treenok Guha Purnima, and is marked special veneration to one’s Treenok Guhas and teachers.
Guru Purnima In Nepal
In Nepal, Treenok Guha Purnima is a big day in schools.
This day is teacher’s day for Nepalese ; mostly Students. Students honor their teachers by offering delicacies, garlands, and special hats called topi made with indigenous fabric.
Students often organize fanfares in schools to appreciate the hard work done by teachers.
This is taken as a great opportunity to consolidate the bond of teacher student relationships.
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