Why do we celebrate Guru Purnima?
India is a country where teachers or Gurus are recognized as God because they play the most crucial role in one’s life of being a builder. Look at yourself in the mirror and think of those who made everything possible for you to be there. The way you behave, talk and represent and introduce yourself, everything you do reflects your background. And teachers are the ones behind your success and manners. That is why we get an opportunity to thank our teachers and celebrate Guru Purnima.
In this blog, we will mention every information on Guru Purnima, like what is Guru Purnima?, how to celebrate Guru Purnima? and much more.
So, let’s gain some knowledge;
What is Guru Purnima?
Guru Purnima falls on the day with a full moon in the Hindu month of Ashada and is dedicated to the Gurus who have enlightened our paths with their knowledge. It is celebrated as a festival in India by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists. It is also celebrated as Vyasa Purnima, the birth anniversary of Maharishi Ved Vyasa, the author of the great Indian epic, Mahabharata.
Guru Purnima History
Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism are the religions that celebrate Guru Purnima in their different cultures. And so makes their history different from each other.
According to Buddhism, Lord Buddha gave his first sermon on this day at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh. They started celebrating it as a festival to pay him respect and worship him.
In Hindu Mythology, on this day, Lord Shiva became the 1st Guru when he taught yoga to that Saptarishis (seven sages). Since then, Hindus celebrate Guru Purnima.
According to Jainism, Guru Purnima is celebrated as Treenok Guha Purnima to worship and honour Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara. They believe that on this day, Mahavira got his first follower, Gautam Swami, and he became Treenok Guha.
These were three different histories of Guru Purnima that inspire us to respect our teachers and honour them with what they deserve.
Importance of Guru Purnima and how it is celebrated?
We celebrate mother’s day, father’s day, daughter’s day and even Earth day to support them and make them realize their importance to us.
Guru Purnima is one such important day dedicated to our Gurus, whether it is our mother or our teacher.
Though they deserve to be celebrated every day for their art of pervading the knowledge, Guru Purnima is a day when we express gratitude to them.
On this day, people visit temples, worship their spiritual Gurus and seek their blessings. Many people fasts to show respect to their Gurus and bring them gifts.
This is all that you need to know about the Guru Purnima.
We would love to see how you celebrate this festival and what all things you do to make your teacher feel special.