Guru Purnima: A Sacred Day To Commemorate Your Guru
Guru Purnima in 2012 is on 3rd July, Tuesday. Guru Poornima is one of the holy occasions for Hindus and Buddhists. The blessed day Guru Purnima is celebrated in the month of Ashadh on full moon day. Guru Purnima ends sin, evil habits, and dispels repulsive thoughts that profane our mind. Guru Purnima day offers you an auspicious chance to thank your mentor or Gurus. Guru Purnima symbolizes Guru-Shishya traditions of India. Since eras, Guru Purnima is celebrated in honor of Rishi Vyas and in dignity of all those wise teachers who shower wisdom, intelligence and pious thoughts in society. One belief of Guru Purnima is also associated with Guatam Budhha who showered blessings, and gave wise thoughts to mankind.
When is Guru Purnima celebrated?
Every year Guru purnima is celebrated on Purnima (Full moon day) of Ashadh month (July). This is a very blessed day to commemorate our ancient mentors and sagacious holy people. Guru Purnima is also known as Ashadh Purnima because it comes in the month of Ashadh. At just next day of Ashadh Purnima the Hindi month Shravan begins which symbolizes arrival of rainy days. Ashadh Purnima reminds people about the coming pleasant showery days. Guru purnima 2012 will be celebrated on 3rd July. Like every year, Guru Purnima in 2012 also enhance wonderful relation of a teacher and a student.
Why and how people celebrate Guru Poornima?
As per some Hindu beliefs, Guru Purnima is celebrated to commemorate the birth of ancient sage Ved Vyas and his gifted knowledge. Maha Rishi Ved Vyas gifted ocean of Vidhya to mankind. Four Vedas Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samveda, and Adharveda were brought by Rishi Vyas and written by Lord Ganesha. The great epics Shirmad Bhagwad Gita and Mahabharata were also authored by ancient sage Vyas. Thus, it is believed that in memory of Maha Rishi Vyas Guru Purnima is celebrated.
Guru Purnima is a golden day to enhance wisdom. This auspicious day increases aura of wisdom and knowledge. On the propitious day of Guru Purnima, one can acquire unfathomable vidhya, can invite blessed vibes, and can immerse into the pious thoughts. It is believed that without a good teacher no person can see clarity in path of life. In ancient times, people used to give infinite respect to their mentors. Even children of kings at childhood were sent in Ashrama for accomplishing literacy under profound guidelines of Guru which revealed the beautiful â€˜Guru-Shishyaâ€™ traditions. In contemporary time also, â€˜Guruâ€™ holds the supreme significance. Most people of India are still ardent of becoming disciples of many saint and heartily follow given guidelines of their Guru.
Apparently, Guru Purnima is a blessed day inclined towards honor of Gurus. On such blessed day, people religiously worship Lord Ganesha, Goddess Saraswati, Rishi Vyas, Guru Brihaspati (Jupiter), and other ancient sages. Lord Ganesha governs brainpower, Goddess Saraswati offers Vidhya, and ancient Sage like Rishi Vyas unearths profound knowledge of the Universe. This way with depth of soul, human beings are religiously attached to this paramount day.
Different regions of India celebrate this day with different ways but with the same feeling, and this feeling is the respect or honor which they show towards their Guru. Sikha people consider â€˜Guruâ€™ as the most estimable person in their lives, and hence Guru Purnima is very momentous day for them.
Mantra for Guru purnima
Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur Devo Maheshwara,
Guru Sakshat Parabrahmah Tasmai Shree Guru Veh Namah ||
Recite this Mantra on Guru Purnima day and make your heart pure and spiritual. To recite this Mantra, wake up early in the morning, take bath and wear new clothes, especially of yellow color. Worship God Ganesha, goddess Saraswati, and Maharishi Ved Vyas. And recite the above given Mantra after remembering your guru.
In India, it is also taught that parents are our prime teachers. Parents give us the light which helps us to understand the world. School teachers teach us literacy. Guru teaches us about â€˜wisdomâ€™ or true knowledge that is important in life of human being. So in Guru Purnima day, they all should be praised by us.
Whatever you are now is only because of your parents, Guru or teachers. So Guru Purnima is a fine occasion to thank all teachers in your life.
Guru Purnima is truly a very blessed opportunity to admire knowledge in life. If you truly want to become a wise person, start admiring all teachers in your life. On this day you can send Guru Purnima SMS to delight your Gurus or teachers. As your parents are your first teacher you should also be thankful for them with your nice words. May Guru Purnima 2012 bring enhancement in your wisdom!