Guru Purnima

by Gaurav Dwivedi
Vedic Pandit Maharishi Vedic Astrology

The World "Guru" in Sanskrit is translated as "dispeller of darkness to Light”, this means the Guru is the Teacher of Truth or Light who dispels the darkness of ignorance through Knowledge and leads the aspirant on the path to Enlightenment. The day of Purnima is the day in each month in which the full moon occurs. The day of the Full(est) Moon in the month of Ashadha (July-August) is thus known as Guru Purnima.

The day of Guru Purnima is traditionally the time when seekers and students offer the Guru their gratitude and receive his blessings. Guru Purnima is also considered an especially beneficial day to practice Yogic Sadhana and T. Meditation. The Guru Principle is traditionally said to be a thousand times more active on the day of Guru Purnima than on any other day.

The Celebration of Guru Purnima was born more than 5000 years ago and begun by Shri Veda Vyasa. Shri Veda Vyasa was the Great Master who wrote the Mahabharata and all the Puranas which he did for the preservation of all the Vedas which are divided into four parts: The Rig Veda, The Sama Veda, The Yajur Veda and The Atharva Veda.

Guru Purnima is the sacred day that marks the very first transmission of the Yogic Spiritual Sciences from Shiva, the Adiyogi, who was the first Yogi to the Saptarishis, the seven celebrated Great Sages or Rishis: Atri, Kanwa, Vashistha, Vishwamitra, Jamadagni, Gotama and Bharadwaja. This momentous occasion took place on the banks of the lake Kantisarovar, which stands a few kilometers above the Kedarnath Temple in the Himalayas. The Adiyogi became the Adi Guru, or the first Guru, on this day. The Saptarishis carried this Knowledge offered by Adiyogi throughout the world, including Knowledge of the Spiritual process of Knowing, created and cognized by Adiyogi. 

In observing Guru Purnima dedicate the day for your inner wellbeing; eat light, listen to music, Meditate and watch the Moon; it will be fantastic with Blessings because it is the first full Moon Day after the solstice. It is very auspicious to share with others the significance of Guru Purnima; love and appreciation is offered for the Holy Teachings, which are Ageless and Timeless Truths and these are the Spiritual Sciences that were given to govern all aspects of life. This one-day of the year is when one receives the Special Blessings from their Teachers, Masters, and the Vedic Masters and Holy Tradition Lineage.

The Essence of the all Wisdom lies in the Bhagavat Gita, “The Song of The Lord” which is included within the Mahabharata.

Wishing all a Very Happy Guru Purnima!

Shri Bramhanandam Param Shukhdam Kevalam Gyan Murtim
Vesvateetam Gagan Sadsram Tatvamasya di Lachyam.


Gaurav Dwivedi
Vedic Pandit Maharishi Vedic Astrology

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