The Significance of Guru Purnima

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 Guru Purnima is a spiritual celebration dedicated to the acknowledgment of the contribution of the gurus and teachers by the disciples. A guru is a person who teaches and sheds light, knowledge and directs our lead in the right path. One of the foremost important festivals celebrated in India is that the Guru Purnima.

Guru Purnima is a way by which students show their love and gratitude towards the guru or the teacher. According to the Indian shastra says, the word guru springs from the 2 Sanskrit words “Gu” and “Ru” of which the previous means ignorance and darkness during a person, and therefore the latter means someone who removes that darkness from the person. So the word guru means the person who removes that darkness from someone. According to the Hindu Shastra, the festival of Guru Purnima is widely known to mark the birth of guru Vyas.


Celebration of Guru Purnima are some things that ought to be seen by people. Many faculties remember this festival within the traditional way. After that, there are many programs organized by the disciples which include classical songs, dance, havans, kirtans, etc. We also celebrate teacher’s day and it also has some importance but it is mostly confined to the teachers who give us academic knowledge but a guru makes us a complete and true human being. As per the Hindu calendar, the Guru Purnima festival is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of July-August every year.

On this auspicious day you can do the following (not compulsory):

  •  Take blessings if possible of your guru, and offer Dakshina if possible.
  • You may also offer yellow clothes or sandalwood, yellow pulses at a temple, or to many Brahmin on this day.

But this year we are facing this pandemic so request you people celebrate this year Guru Purnima from the home and happy Guru Purnima to all.

As you walk with the guru
You walk in the light of existence,
away from the darkness of ignorance.
You leave behind all the issues of your life and move towards
The peak experiences of life.


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By Masidd Khalate (Monomousumi correspondent)



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