Guru Purnima, otherwise called Vyasa Purnima, is celebrating the birth anniversary of Veda Vyasa, the legendary author of Mahabharata. Full moon day in the month of June-July is the witness of celebrating Guru Purnima.
Hindus, Buddhists and Jains are celebrating this day in various forms. As part of our culture, Hindus are honouring Veda Vyasa on that day. Disciples are expressing their love, gratitude and devotion to their teachers. Among Buddhists, disciples are worshipping and honouring Lord Buddha during Guru Purnima day.
As per the part of Jain religious custom, people are celebrating Guru Purnima as Treenok Guha Purnima in the name of Ganadhara becoming Treenok Guha. As in the terms of the basics of oldest Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is denoted as first Guru and he had two disciples Shani and Parashurama. He introduced civilization and religion on earth. That is the story behind the name of Adidev and Adiguru to Lord Shiva.
He provided seven people with Shani and Parasurama and after that, they began to be known as Saptarishis and they distributed knowledge of Shiva to the whole world. Purnima ritual is started by waking up in the early morning and taking a bath.
Wearing white or yellow clothes is necessary. After that, praying to Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Guru Brihaspati, Saint Ved Vyas along with our own Guru. On that occasion, students are worshipping the picture of these Gods by setting on a white cloth. Yet, people are using flowers, lamps, naivedya, sandalwood etc to honour Guru. Washing the feet of Guru by chanting the mantra and offering flowers to show their respect.
Guru Purnima is considered as auspicious for the person who wants to become saints and give their life to Guru can join Ashram. The traditional perspective of Guru Purnima is entirely different from the modern view. As per the traditional Hindu mythology, disciples are worshipping their Guru based on rituals and customs. But today, all the academic institutions' students are celebrating Guru Purnima as Teachers day by thanking their teachers.
Devotees are remembering saint Vyasa through some facts. First of all, Vyasa is known as the author of Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita. He was the legend who wrote eighteen Puranas. Vyasa is represented as the guru of Dattatreya. Yet, he was known as the guru of all gurus.Don't want to miss anything?Get weekly updates on the newest articles, quotes and newsletters right in your mailbox. Subscribe now Full Name Email More From Vedicmatters Nine Planetary Gods in HinduismNine planetary Gods are mentioned as Navagraha.
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