Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima is celebrated on the Purnima of Asadh month every year. Students on this day worship their Gurus and offer gifts to them. Watch & perform Guru Poornima puja with our pray-along-videos. Perform aartis, read about food restriction, importance/significance of the day.

Guru Purnima is a festival traditionally celebrated by Hindus.On this day, disciples offer puja or pay respect to their Guru. It falls on the day of full moon, Purnima, in the month of Ashadh. Hindus celebrate Guru Purnima in the honour of the great sage Vyasa, who is seen as one of the greatest gurus in ancient Hindu traditions, and a symbol of the Guru-shishya tradition.

Now let’s perform Guru Purnima Vrat Katha.

  1. Let’s listen to Guru Purnima Vrat Katha and information about the event.
  2. Then We will conclude with the aarti.

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Let’s Do Guru Purnima Vrat Katha.

We Will Conclude Guru Purnima Vrat Katha With The Aarti.

Puja is considered incomplete without the aarti.
Let's now do the Guru Purnima Vrat Katha to successfully conclude the puja.

Puja is considered complete after we offer dakshina


Mantras, Regional Information, Food Restrictions For Guru Purnima Vrat Katha.

The festival is common to all spiritual traditions in Hinduism, where it is dedicated to the expression of gratitude towards the teacher by his/her disciple.

The relationship between the Guru and the Disciple is considered very sacred.

This relationship is purely spiritual in nature and is independent of age of the two.

Guru Mantra

Gururbrahmaa gururvishnuh gururdevo Maheswarah |

Guruh-saakshaat parambrahma tasmai shrigurave namah ||


Meaning: “Guru is creator Brahma; Guru is preserver Vishnu; Guru is also the destroyer Siva and he is the source of the Absolute. I offer all my salutations to the Guru”.

Guru Purnima

Hindus observe the full moon day in the month of Ashad (July-August) as Guru Purnima. Also known as Vyas Purnima and is celebrated as the great sage Vyasa’s birthday.

Legend

This was the day, when Krishna-dwaipayana Vyasa – author of the Mahabharata and the Srimad Bhagavata – was born to sage Parashara and fisher woman Satyavati, thus this day is also celebrated as Vyasa Purnima. Veda Vyasa, did yeoman service to the cause of Vedic studies by gathering all the Vedic hymns extant during his times, dividing them into four parts based on their use in the sacrificial rites, and teaching them to his four chief disciples – Paila, Vaisampayana, Jaimini and Sumantu.

He divided the Veda into four, namely Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva. The histories and the Puranas are said to be the fifth Veda – Brahmanda Purana. He is also the author of the Brahma Sutras – the essence of Vedanta. Vyasa even taught Dattatreya, who is regarded as the Guru of Gurus.

Significance The day of Guru Purnima has great significance for spiritual sadhaks and farmers. All spiritual aspirants and devotees worship Vyasa in honour of his divine personage. Traditionally, spiritual seekers commence to intensify their spiritual ‘sadhana’ from this day.

All disciples perform ‘puja’ of their respective spiritual preceptor or ‘Gurudevas’.

After bath, worship the lotus feet of your Guru, or his image or picture with flowers, fruits, incense and camphor. Fast or take only milk and fruits the whole day. In the afternoon, sit with other devotees of your Guru and discuss with them the glories and teachings of your Guru.

The day also finds a great importance for farmers. The period ‘Chaturmas’ (“four months”) begins from this day. The water, drawn up and stored as clouds in the hot summer, now manifests in plentiful showers that brings fresh life everywhere.

Guru Purnima or Vyas Purnima

GURU PURNIMA or VYAS PURNIMA is celebrated on the PURNIMA of ASHADH month every year. In the olden days, students used to study in the GURUKULS and on this day, they would worship their Gurus and offer gifts to them to please them. After doing puja, the pupil would go to their teachers and offer them flowers, fruits, clothes and obtain their blessings. Rishi Ved Vyasji was the exponent of all the four Vedas; hence he gave the knowledge of Vedas. He is, therefore, considered our ADI GURU. We should treat our teachers as the descendents of Rishi Ved Vyasji and respect them accordingly.