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Guru Purnima

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Introduction:

Guru Purnima or Vyasa Purnima is a festival which reflects the glorious culture and traditions of India where teachers are considered as equal to GOD.  It’s celebrated as a mark of respect to all teachers and this day the Birth day of Veda Vyasa. Hence Guru Purnima is also called Vyasa Poornima or Vyasa jayanthi. The full moon day of the month Ashada Masa, June -July is celebrated as Gurpoornima. Guru is considered as one who sheds the light of knowledge and removes the darkness of ignorance. The significance of Guru Purnima can be understood from the fact that the term ‘Guru’ is used with much reverence and devotion and is a person who is considered as your friend, philosopher, In this modern era where values are diminishing and society tends to be Partitioning, selfish with lack of mutual respect, it’s very important that we understands the significance of such festivals

Let’s celebrate Guru Poornima with deep devotion and pay tribute to all our teachers for their roles in guidance us.

 

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Guru Purnima Celebrations:

On this day, several programs and cultural performances are organized by spiritual organizations. Divine discourse and bhajan samarohas are also held to make the day even more special.

In India, Guru Purnima is celebrated at various ashrams, especially with much Splendor at Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh. The day is celebrated here on a grand scale with devotees coming from various parts of the country. The same is also celebrated at ashram of Satya Sai Baba at Puttaparthy, Ashram in Amritapuri and few other places of spiritual importance. Guru Purnima is also celebrated few places outside India.

 

Significance of Guru Purnima:

The day of Guru Purnima has great significance for spiritual Seekers and farmers. All spiritual aspirants and devotees worship Vyasa in honor of his divine personage and all Pupils perform 'puja' of their respective spiritual preceptor or 'Gurudevas'. They offer flowers and sweets to their spiritual gurus. It is also good time to begin spiritual lessons from a guru. Traditionally, spiritual seekers commence to intensify their spiritual 'sadhana' from this day.

Guru Purnima finds a great importance for farmers. The period 'Chaturmas' ("four months") begins from this day. The water, drawn up and Archived as clouds in the hot summer, now manifests in plentiful showers that brings fresh life every.

 

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