Guru Purnima 2015
In 2015, Guru Purnima is celebrated on 31st July. As we all know that Guru Purnima, Vyasa Purnima 2015 is the special day on which we remember those teachings and ideologies from our Gurus that eventually transformed and enlightened our lives.
In 2015, Guru Purnima day is wholly dedicated to all teachers, persons and to all such lessons that we have learnt at any point of time. Guru Purnima is the day to express our warmth and love to all those persons who have believed in you and for those who helped you in your path to success and every situation of life.
According to Hindu Mythology, Guru Purnima day is dedicated to Ved Vyas. That’s why it is also known as Vyasa Purnima. So, on this 2015, Vyasa or Guru Purnima, don’t forget to say thanks to all those persons who have taught you and guided you or acted as a Guru in your life. Even the books are worshipped as they are also the best teacher for us, and they guide us at every stage of our life.
Before we go and express our feelings, warmth, love, gratitude and greetings on this special day of Guru Purnima 2015. Firstly, let’s know what Guru Purnima symbolizes!
Guru Purnima Meaning
Every year Vyasa or Guru Purnima is celebrated. In 2015, again we will witness the celebration with joy and happiness. Since, the starting of universe, a teacher or Guru is believed to be one of the most essential parts of an individual’s life. Therefore, this day of Vyasa Purnima or Guru Purnima is wholly dedicated or devoted to all the teachers who come and guide one’s life.
The word Guru is derived from the Sanskrit language it is divided into two parts i.e. “gu” and “Ru”. The word “Gu” indicates darkness and the word “Ru” means the one who helps to remove the darkness. Therefore, the word Guru refers to the person who helps to remove the darkness from one’s life. Similarly, the second word that is Purnima it refers to the Full Moon Day. According to Hindu calendar, the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima falls in the Ashadh month (i.e. June or July month). 2015, Vyasa purnima or Guru Purnima will be celebrated in July Month. Guru is the person who holds a very important role throughout the individual’s life. In the whole lifetime, we learn about the new things and it all happens because of Guru.
Since, people worship their Guru next to God, 2015-Guru Purnima is the time to remember all those persons who have acted as Guru and help you to attain success in their life.
Ved Vyasa: the greatest Guru of all times
Ved Vyas was believed to be the most knowledgeable and the greatest Guru of all times. Vyasa Purnima or Guru Purnima is dedicated to Ved Vyas and this day is celebrated as his birthday.
Ved Vyas, who wrote Mahabharata, is a live illustration of the biggest epic of all the times. The lesson we learn from Mahabharata are applicable in today’s time and these lessons still help and guide us to go in the right way and gives the understanding to see wrong that is existing in the society.
Ved Vyas was one of the most famous Gurus who have categorized the Vedas into four dissimilar texts. In today’s time these Vedas are known as Kaam Veda, Yajur Veda, Atharva Veda and Rig Veda. “Srimad Bhagwat Geeta” is also written by him. The teachings in these Vedas are the best and the greatest things that are offered to the mankind.
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Rituals of Guru Purnima
From a long time, on the auspicious day of Vyasa Purnima or Guru Purnima, students (Shishya) offer or perform the special Puja and give greetings to their Teachers.
All Gurus have been considered as Gods. Their all wishes, advices and commands were considered all times. Below mentioned Shloka represents it all:
गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुः गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः।
गुरुर्साक्षात् परब्रह्म तस्मै श्री गुरवेनमः॥
Guru Means Brahma, Guru Means Vishnu, Guru Means God Maheshwara l
Guru is the representation of the supreme power; I bend to the sacred Guru in homage ll
This Guru Mantra indicates that a Guru is trinity i.e. Brahma- Vishnu- Mahesh. Therefore, it is considered that Guru is the person who helps us to attain the positive results and open the door of success and also help us to reach the supreme power.
As per Hindu Mythology, Guru is the person who guides us to attain success. Eklavya is the best illustration of the devotion and dedication towards his guru. Eklavya is one who cut his thumb on the command of Dhronacharya (Guru) and gave to him as Guru Dakshina. There have been lots of illustrations which relate and explain the relation of teacher (Guru) and his student (Shishya).
Guru Purnima is not only the special day for Hindus but also for the Jains and Buddhists throughout the world.
Guru Purnima in Buddhist Community
According to the Bhuddhist community, Vyasa Purnima or Guru Purnima is the symbol of homage or this day is dedicated to their God Gautam Buddha. It is believed that on the auspicious day of Guru Purnima, Buddhism came in this world.
On the day of Guru Purnima, Gautam Buddha conveyed his first lecture at Sarnath. Thus, it is believed that on this special day the religious teachings of Gautam Buddha were administered. Therefore, for Buddhist community Guru Purnima is one of the most important days.
In 2015, Vyasa Purnima and Guru Purnima will again be celebrated with great joy and happiness and dedicated this day to God Buddha by his devotees.
In Jain community Guru Purnima
According to Jainism, Guru Purnima is one of the most important days. On this special day, Mahaveer Swami made the Indrabhuti (Gautam) his first follower and then he bowed himself as Guru. From that time, this day is believed to be a special day in the natives of Jain Community.
Guru Purnima Celebration
Every year, Vyasa or Guru Purnima is enjoyed in different holy sects. But one thing remained common i.e. thanks or tribute given to the Gurus; be it, Gutam Buddha, Ved Vyas or Lord Mahaveer.
In Buddhism community, this day is celebrated by doing meditation. Similarly in Hindus this day is celebrated by singing sons and Bhajans in temple.
On the auspicious day of Guru Purnima, every one gives greeting and wishes to his/her Gurus and say thanks to him to hold his hand in every stage of life and for guiding.
Guru plays an important role in one’s life. It shows the strong bonding between teacher and his student. There was a time where the order of the guru was treated as the final and his student respect his order and fulfill his guru’s order. But in today time, this relation has changed.
This statement is rightly given that God cannot come and guide you everything. Today, Guru is changed in the teacher. First step child takes with his mother at home and then he takes basic knowledge from his parents, but all these steps are put in the right direction by his Guru’s best efforts. Therefore, child basic knowledge is polished by his teacher.
Vyasa Purnima or Guru Purnima is one of the most important days to remember those ideologies, values and teachings given by our Gurus.
So, in 2015, Guru Purnima or Vyasa Purnima is celebrated to remember the teachers in your life, on this day remember the teachings which are offered by your Gurus and say thanks for making your life good as he desired.
We wish to all the readers who have acted as Guru in someone’s life.
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Category: Festival 2015
Created: Wednesday, March 11 2015
Author: Lokesh Jagirdar