“Guru means the teacher is only Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. I bow to that Guru, the supreme, being right before my eyes.”
Today is full moon day but this day has its own importance. This day comes once in a year. According to Hindu month of Ashadh (July-August) is observed as the auspicious day of Guru Purnima, a day sacred to the memory of the great sage Maharshi Ved Vyas.
Maharshi Ved Vyas, who edited Four Vedas, wrote the 18 Purans, Mahabharata and Srimad Bhagvat Geeta. Ved Vyasji even taught Dattatreya, who is regarded as the Guru of Gurus.
On this day, people worship their respective Gurudev and get their blessings. They go to their Gurudev’s Ashram. The sacred worship of the Guru’s Feet is performed. Of this worship, it is said in the Guru Gita:
“Dhyaana moolam guror murtih;
Pooja moolam guror padam;
Mantra moolam guror vakyam;
Moksha moolam guror kripa.”
The meaning is “The Guru’s form should be meditated upon; the feet of the Guru should be worshipped; his words are to be treated as a sacred Mantra; his Grace ensures final liberation”.
So this is how this day is celebrated in memories of all Gurus. In our life, we are following some Idol, he is our Guru only. We respect him or her and try to follow their path, their lessons which we can consider as ‘Shiksha‘. In today’s era we call Guru as Teacher. Who has always taught us what is wrong and what is right. Whenever we lost our direction he is always there to show the path. Who has always encouraged us when we have done something good and even scolded when we were wrong. Actually we can not repay what they have done for us but this is the day when we can give tribute to all those Gurus who have played their role in our life. Make an oath for your life to follow the steps of your Guru. Guru is Aspiration, Guru is Inspiration.
May Guru’s blessings always shower on you. Love, Blessings and greetings for this auspicious occasion.
Happy Guru Purnima. 🙂