Guru Purnima: An auspicious day dedicated to Lord Shiva
Guru Purnima is celebrated to observe the glories and pious energies of Lord Shiva. The mighty Shiva, also revered as the destructor of the universe, is deemed as the spiritual guru of the highest level. Lord Shiva is celebrated as Agi guru on the occasion of Guru Purnima. The day strengthens that there is no other power as knowledgeable and powerful as Shiva.
Significance of Guru Purnima
Guru Purnima plays a significant role in Hinduism and Buddhist cosmology. It is observed on the full moon day of the Ashadha month. This beautiful festival is celebrated to express gratitude towards the spiritual teachers. Guru Purnima is also known as Vyasa Purnima. It marks the birth anniversary of legendary spiritual sage Veda Vyasa. He played an important role in compiling Mahabharata. The mighty spiritual teacher is also known as the classifier of the great Vedas.
There are two prominent legends linked with this righteous festival. It is believed that on the very day of Guru Purnima, Lord Gautam Buddha delivered the first sermon in Uttar Pradesh. Another prominent legend illustrates that the mighty Lord Shiva emerged as the guru of the entire universe on this day. On Guru Purnima, the Supreme Lord Shiva delivered the precious knowledge of Yoga to the Saptarishis.
How to celebrate Guru Purnima?
Students celebrate Guru Purnima by respecting and cherishing the presence of their teachers. The day is celebrated by visiting Shiva temples. Vishnu Puja is also organised to celebrate the auspicious day. Performing 'Vishnu Sahatranam' or chanting the thousands names of the mighty Vishnu is also a unique festival ritual. Meditating and expressing gratitude are two important parts of observing Guru Purnima.
Benefits of celebrating Guru Purnima
Here are a few significant boons of celebrating Guru Purnima:
- ● Guru Purnima adores life with the blessings of supreme Lord Shiva.
- ● It nurtures life with wisdom and proficiency.
- ● It strengthens the bond between a guru or teacher and the students.
- ● It brings immense peace and serenity to life.
- ● The festival brings courage and vitality to accomplish significant milestones in life.
- ● It helps in attracting good knowledge and career aspects.
- ● The glorious festival integrates life with optimism and radiance.
- ● It brings golden prospects in the educational realm.
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