II गुरुर्ब्रह्मा ग्रुरुर्विष्णुः गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः ।
गुरुः साक्षात् परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमःII
// Gururbrahmaa Gururvishnuh Gururdevo Maheswarah
Guruh-saakshaat Parambrahma Tasmai Shrigurave Namah: //
1. “Guru is Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh (Shiva), Guru becomes Parabrahman – God, rather he is respected as if God and God is manifested through Guru”
2. “Guru is Generator [Creator] Brahma; Guru is Operator [Preserver] Vishnu; and Guru is Destroyer Siva, thus Guru is GOD, I offer all my salutations to the Guru”
This year Guru Purnima Falls on 12th July 2014 Saturday.
What is a Guru?
The true meaning is pure and simple. In Sanskrit, “Gu” means dark, and “ru” means who removes. So, “Guru” is one who removes darkness from your life. Guru is one whose simple existence can brings alignment, a lot of love, and spirituality, eliminates darkness and may fill with light.
Guru removes our eventual dusk, Moh-Maya from our life, Shows the way on the path of realization of God. The salvation or “Mukti” can be reached only serving or having a Sadguru.
According to Ethics In Hindu the guru is considered is respected person with virtuous qualities who enlightens mind, an educator who gives initiatory mantra, who performs rituals, religious ceremonies and guides us.
Apart from religious significance, Guru Pornima festival has a great value in Indian academics and for scholars. Educational institutes in India celebrate this day by reverence their Teachers.
This day falls on Full Moon day, Purnima, in the month of Ashadh (July) of the Indian national calendar or Hindu calendar.
The Vishnu Smriti and Manu Smriti consider the Teacher, along with Mother and Father as the most venerable Gurus (teachers) of a person.
Guru Purnima, (गुरु पूर्णिमा ) Significance
On Guru Purnima day we pay our reverence to the Guru as well as to Shri Maharishi Veda Vyasji.
Maharishi Veda-Vyasji is believed as editor of the four Hindu Vedas, the author of the 18 Puranas; the Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita.
Being an author of such a Vast Literature in the World of Wisdom, Maharishi Veda-Vyasji is worshiped as Guru of Gurus. Maharishi Veda-Vyasji has brought forward this ocean of divine light to drive out the darkness from humanity.
Thus on this Guru Purnima day we pay our sincere reverence to Sri Vyasji. Guru Bhakti (literally “dedication to the guru”) is the important aspect in many schools.
We find the five Signs of Satguru in Upanishads these are:
- Knowledge additions (Gyana Raksha):
- Sorrow diminishes (Dukha Kshaya):
- Pleasure Mount up (Sukha Aavirbhava):
- Abundance Occurs (Samriddhi):
- Aptitude Skill Appearance (Sarva Samvardhan):
Finding of true guru is the important thing in Hinduism.
Lord Krishna says to Arjuna: Acquire spiritual knowledge from a Self-realized Guru by admiration, sincere inquiry, and by service. The prudent one who has realized the Truth will impart the Knowledge to you. (Bhagavad Gita, c4 s34)
The period “Chaturmas” (“four months”) begins from this day