Monday, June 29, 2015

Guru Purnima or Vyasa 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.
Purnima, The Full moon day during Ashadha (आषाढ़ मास ) month is known as Guru Purnima day. As per Hindu mythology, Guru Purnima is also known as Vyasa Purnima and this day is celebrated in worshipping Guru Ved Vyas son of Parashar Rishi and Matsyagandha.
Traditionally this day is reserved for Guru Puja or Guru Worship. On this day Shishya offer Puja or pay respect to their Gurus. The festival is usually celebrated as an occasion for initiation of new disciples by their Gurus.
तद्विद्धि प्रणिपातेन परिप्रश्नेन सेवया |
उपदेक्ष्यन्ति ते ज्ञानं ज्ञानिनस्तत्त्वदर्शिनः || ३४ || Bhagavad Gita, 4:34


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