GURU PURNIMA 2021 WISHES: Full moon day or “Purnima” during Ashadha month is called Guru Purnima day. In the Gregorian calendar, it falls in the month of June and July. By tradition, this day is the special day for Guru Puja or Worship of Guru. On this particular day, disciples do puja or pay respect to their respective Gurus. Guru denotes the spiritual guide who can enlighten disciples by his knowledge and teach them whatever they know. A guru is a teacher who guides his disciples in his way.
Guru Purnima is also called “Vyasa Purnima.” On this day birth anniversary of Veda Vyasa is celebrated. He was the author of hindu epic Mahabharata, 18 Puranasand the Srimad Bhagavataas. He was also a character in the Mahabharata. Buddhists also celebrate Guru Purnima in the honour of Gautam Buddha to commemorate they paid when Gautam Buddha gave his first sermon.
GURU PURNIMA 2021
After the summer solstice, the first full moon is in the month of July, August, or the month of ashadha and. On this day, guru Purnima is celebrated in India. The first transferral of the yogic sciences from Shiva, who was the first Yogi, to his first disciple, Saptarshis, who were the seven celebrated sages, was marked on this sacred day. Hence he became the first guru on this day. The shop to she’s carried his knowledge across the world, and even today, roots of every spiritual process on earth is the teachings created by Adiyogi.
In Hindu culture, a guru or teacher is always considered to be akin to a God. So, in India guru, Purnima or Vyasa Purnima is celebrated to pay our attitude our gratitude to all our gurus. The translation of this Sanskrit word literally translates to ‘the one who frees us of ignorance’
GURU PURNIMA 2021 DATE
In 2021, guru Purnima will be on July 24th. It is a Thursday.
WHY WE CELEBRATE GURU PURNIMA?
Guru Purnima is actually the festival of the ”seekers” of wisdom, spirituality, peace, knowledge, and greater prudence. Saint Kabir has said that only by recalling your Guru will you overcome all the obstacles in your life. Thus, the Guru is always remembered while starting any task which one is going to complete by his implementing his guru’s knowledge.
This Hindu festival is celebrated to honour all the spiritual teachers and mentors. They are the only ones who dissipate the darkness of ignorance in one’s life by bringing the light of knowledge and wisdom into his disciple’s life.
So, Guru Purnima is celebrated on this day in India to honor all our teachers, who have helped remove the darkness and bring the light of knowledge to our minds. Since ancient times, they have and will always have a special place in the lives of their followers. In Hinduism, there is no such holy book that does not showcase the importance of guru in one’s life. In all the holy books of Hinduism, the extraordinary bond between a Guru and his “Shishya” or disciple is always depicted.
HOW TO CELEBRATE GURU PURNIMA 2021?
In Hindu religions, Hindus celebrate the festival of Guru Purnima traditionally. They wash the feet of their gurus, and this tradition is known as “padapuja.” The disciples organise many programs for their gurus like reciting the holy Gita, singing classical songs, dance call my homas, and satsong after the puja. The disciples offer their gurus flowers and other gifts as a symbol of respect.
Again, Buddhists celebrate this way in a different way. They honored their leader, the Lord Buddha, on this very auspicious day. After migrating from Bodhgaya with 5 of his disciples, Lord Buddha had delivered his first sermon on this day at Sarnath. On this day, all the Buddhists meditate and read the teachings given by Lord Buddha. Buddhists observe “uposatha”, which is also a part of the Buddhist tradition.
On this very special day, Guru Purnima, a disciple, focuses on the holy preceptor, meditate and express his gratitude for the blessing and guidance the guru has provided. He also revisits his guru’s teachings. All the disciples gather in halls and home shrines, ashrams to worship the guru of their ancestry.
5 FACTS ABOUT GURU PURNIMA
- In Shirdi, the Guru Purnima festival is a big occasion for people over there to celebrate this special day. In Shirdi, this festival continues for three days.
- This festival is celebrated by three religions. Hindus, Buddhists, and Jain.
- Guru Vyas has written the four Vedas and also 18 Puranas along with the Mahabharata.
- As per Hindu Shashtra, this special day is to be the start of the monsoon season. So, the farmers also wait for this auspicious day. They believe that offering puja on this holy day will bring rain soon and the harvest for the season will be even better than the earlier year.
- “Chaturmas” starts from this day, which is four months.
HAPPY GURU PURNIMA 2021 MESSAGES
- Today is a very good day and the best day to pay tribute to all the gurus (teachers) in our life.
- On this holy day of Guru Purnima, let us all come together and make an oath for life to follow the correct steps shown by our Guru.
- Today is the best day to be grateful and to thank your gurus. Be humble and smile for making their life worthwhile.
HAPPY GURU PURNIMA 2021 WISHES
Wishing you a very Happy Guru Purnima!
As you walk with your Guru, you walk in the light of existence and far away from the darkness of the ignorance in your life. You will be able to leave behind all the problems of your life gradually and move on towards the light of life.
Happy Guru Purnima 2021 !!
To the world, you may just be a teacher, but to your students, you are and will always be a hero! May God always shower his blessings on you. Happy Guru Purnima!
HAPPY GURU PURNIMA 2021 QUOTES
Worshipping the feet of the Guru is the ultimate of all worships – Sri Guru Pranam.
Guru and God both appear before me. To whom should I prostrate? I bow before Guru, who introduced God to me. – Kabir
Guru is Shiva sans his three eyes, Vishnu sans his four arms, Brahma sans his four heads. He is parama Shiva himself in human form – Brahmanda Puran.
WHAT IS MEANT BY GURU PURNIMA?
Buddhists, Hindus, and Jains. Guru Purnima is celebrated by three different religions. This day is celebrated every year on the full moon day of the Shakha Samavat (June-July month) in the Hindu calendar. This festival honors the goodness of spiritual gurus and teachers as thousands of devotees worship and thank their gurus for their knowledge.
WHEN IS GURU PURNIMA 2021?
In 2021, Guru Purnima is on 24th July 2021.
IS GURU PURNIMA AUSPICIOUS?
Guru Purnima is considered to be one of the holiest days in the Hindu religion. The festival is solely dedicated to all Gurus or teachers.
In simple sentence, Guru Purnima is “teacher’s day” for the people of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain religion. On this day they honour their gurus in a traditional way. The significance of guru in one’s life is immense. So, respecting and validating your guru is very important. This day teaches you to respect your guru no matter what. Hope that you enjoyed reading about the Guru Purnima significance & wishes for teachers. Do not forget to wish your teachers a very Happy Guru Purnima 2021.