Guru Purnima, a festival dedicated to all or any academic and spiritual gurus (teachers), is going to be celebrated on July 24 this year. On today, students pay reference to their teachers for sharing their lessons and knowledge. Guru Purnima is widely known on the complete moon day within the Hindu month of Ashadha, which is from June to July.
It is also believed that today Gautam Buddha gave his first sermon at Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh. consistent with the Gregorian calendar, the Guru Purnima is widely known on the complete moon day of the Hindu month of Ashadha, which coincides with June or July. The word ‘Guru’ springs from two Sanskrit words ‘Gu’ meaning ‘darkness or ignorance’ and ‘Ru’ meaning ‘removal’. Hence, Guru is believed to be the removal of darkness from our lives.
Who celebrates Guru Purnima?
Traditionally, Buddh Purnima has been celebrated by Buddhists. It commemorates Gautam Buddha’s first sermon to his first five disciples in Uttar Pradesh’s Sarnath. However, Hindus and Jains also celebrate this festival to honor their teachers/Gurus.
Importance & How to Celebrate Guru Purnima
Guru Purnima may be a symbol of the Guru-shishya tradition. Hindu ascetics & wandering monks (sanyasis) observe today by offering puja to their guru. Students of Indian music and Indian classical dance, which also follow the Guru shishya parampara or tradition, celebrate this holy festival around the world. today, disciples offer puja to their gurus and seek their good blessings.
In India, the day is widely known for thanking teachers and seeking blessings from them & also by remembering teachers and students from history.
Significance of Guru Purnima
Traditionally the festival is widely known by Buddhists in honor of the Lord Buddha who gave his first sermon today at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh. However, the followers of the Hindu religion celebrate Guru Purnima because of the birth anniversary of Veda Vyasa.
Guru Purnima is believed to be the day when Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa – author of Mahabharata was born to sage Parashara and Satyavati. Hence the day is additionally called as Vyasa Purnima. Sage Vyasa worked for the explanation for Vedic studies by gathering all the Vedic hymns and further dividing them into four parts supported rites & characteristics. The four parts are namely Rig, Yajur, Sama, and Atharva.
In today’s time, it’s been said that teachers play the foremost important role within the lives of scholars. aside from imparting education and teaching other co-curricular and non-curricular skills, teachers also familiarise students with values and life skills that help them affect the surface world once they become adults.
Wishes and Messages for Guru Purnima
A bow to the great teachers on this auspicious day of the birth of the great Sage Vyasa, a symbol of guru-shishya tradition who gave his first sermon on this day at Sarnath, Happy Guru Purnima!
You have always been an inspiration to me, guiding me at every point of my life. Wishing you joy and happiness on Guru Purnima!
May guru’s blessings always shower on you. Be devoted to Guru this holy day and always!
Nothing is possible without a Guru. They bring you out of the darkness of ignorance. Happy Guru Purnima!
On the auspicious day of Guru Purnima, let us make an oath for our life to follow the steps of our Guru.
Be devoted to your Guru on this holy day and thank him for making you a good person. Happy Guru Purnima!
To the world, you may be just a teacher but to your students, you are a hero! May god’s blessings always shower on you. Happy Guru Purnima!
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. Happy Guru Purnima!
It is an incomparable journey where the Guru leads you from the visible to the invisible, from the material to the divine, from the ephemeral to the eternal. Thank you for being my Guru. Happy Guru Purnima!
You introduced me to myself and showed me the right way. Thanks for making me who I am. Wish you a Happy Guru Purnima Day
A Guru’s purpose is not to create shishya in his own image, but to develop shishya who can create their own image.
Life needs some power to push you up, Guru is that super power. Happy Guru Purnima!
Teachers are parents in school and I have been blessed to have the best of them. Happy Guru Purnima to all the lucky students.
Everyone in their life will have a Guru to lead them, I had you in my life as my Guru. You made me come out of my ignorance. I learnt to handle the problems all because of you. I always pay my tribute to you. Happy Guru Purnima!
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.
Dear Guru, you are my only lamp in a dark night of pain Your thoughts, your words and your actions shall always remain with me Happy Guru Purnima.
Many Teachers came in my life but I don’t think about the rest when it comes to making a difference. You are certainly better than the best. Happy Guru Purnima
On the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima, I hope and pray that I always get guided by you and may you always shower me with your unconditional love. Happy Guru Purnima to you, Teacher.
I couldn’t have gained knowledge from anywhere else. The lessons that you imparted went on to build a strong foundation for my life. I thank you for guiding and showing me the right path—a very Happy and a Blissful Guru Purnima to you, Teacher.
Quotes for Guru Purnima
Worshipping the feet of the Guru is the ultimate of all worships – Sri Guru Pranam
Guru and God both appear before me. To whom should I prostrate? I bow before Guru who introduced God to me. – Kabir
Guru is Shiva sans his three eyes, Vishnu sans his four arms, Brahma sans his four heads. He is parama Shiva himself in human form – Brahmanda Puran
There is no deity superior to the Guru, no gain better than the Guru’s grace … no state higher than a meditation on the Guru. – Muktananda
Guru Purnima celebrates the human ability to rise beyond physical nature, and the Greatness of Adiyogi, who made this possible. – Sadhguru
The enemy is a very good teacher. – Dalai Lama
I bow at his feet constantly, and pray to him, the guru, the true guru has shown me the way. – Guru Nanak
He alone teaches who has something to give, for teaching is not talking, teaching is not imparting doctrines, it is communicating. – Swami Vivekananda
Find the teacher, serve him as a child, open your heart to his influence, see in him God manifested. – Swami Vivekananda
Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore. – Guru Nanak