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Guru purnima Celebration

गुरू गोविन्द दोऊ खड़े, काके लागूं पांय।

बलिहारी गुरू अपने गोविन्द दियो बताय।।

Full moon day during Ashadha month is known as Guru Purnima day. Traditionally this day is reserved for 'Guru Puja' or 'Guru Worship'. On this day, disciples offer Puja or pay respect to their Gurus. Guru refers to spiritual guide who enlighten disciples by his knowledge and teachings.

Guru Purnima is also known as “Vyasa Purnima” and this day is commemorated as birth anniversary of Veda Vyasa. Veda Vyasa was the author as well as a character in the Hindu epic Mahabharata.

Guru Purnima is also celebrated by Buddhists in the honor of “Gautama Buddha” to commemorate the day when Buddha gave his first sermon at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India.

गुरू बिन ज्ञान न उपजै, गुरू बिन मिलै न मोष।

गुरू बिन लखै न सत्य को गुरू बिन मिटै न दोष।।

The word “Guru” in Sanskrit is translated as “dispeller of darkness.” A Guru dispels the

  • This festival is traditionally observed by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains to revere their chosen spiritual teachers and leaders and express their gratitude.

  • Mythology says, on Guru Purnima, Lord Shiva, the Agi Guru or the original teacher, started the transmission of yoga to the Saptarishis.

  • The festival was revived by Mahatma Gandhi to pay tribute to his spiritual guru Shrimad Rajchandra.On this day, devotees worship their spiritual gurus and visit temples to seek blessings. Most people observe fast on this day and do pujas at home in appreciation of their gurus.

  • Guru Purnima is celebrated to honour our teachers, who remove the darkness from our minds. They have a special place in the lives of their followers since ancient times.

  • All the holy books of Hinduism dictate the importance of Gurus and the extraordinary bond between a Guru and his Shishya (disciple). An age-old Sanskrit phrase 'Mata Pitah Guru Daivam', says that the first place is reserved for the mother, second for the father, third for Guru and fourth for God. Thus, teachers have been given a higher place than Gods in Hindu tradition.

Guru Purnima is usually celebrated by worshipping and expressing gratitude to the Gods who are like our Gurus. In monasteries and ashrams, disciples offer prayers in the honour of their teachers. On this day, one should dedicate oneself to following the guru’s principle and teachings and put them into practice. Guru Purnima has the importance of Vishnu puja attached to it. 'Vishnu Sahatranam' also known as the thousand names of Lord Vishnu should be recited on this day. Be in sync with self and channelise your energies on this auspicious day.

Buddhists celebrate Guru Purnima by conducting a ritual called as ‘Uposatha’. They honor the eight teachings of the Buddha on this day. Many Buddhist monks use this day to start on their journey of meditation. They also start other ascetic practices on this day.

On behalf of Gajera Vidhyabhavan, Sachin our learners performed a wonderful drama with a special message and also gave importance to All the Gurus who brought changes in their life and today , they are enough capable to achieve their goal. So, they are thankful to their Gurus, who removed darkness from their life..........

In schools, colleges, and other educational institutions around the country, present and past students visit their teachers and greet them with tokens and words of gratitude and respect. Poems are recited and the teachers give their blessings to the students. Competitions are also conducted for these recitations.

Gajera vidyabhavan sachin celebrated Guru purnima with great joy. Students wear orange colour cloth and do worship of their teachers and gurus.We celebrate it virtually so miss face to face worship and they also miss our blessings.They chanting shlokas to give honour to their gurus.

गुरू पारस को अन्तरो, जानत हैं सब संत।

वह लोहा कंचन करे, ये करि लेय महंत।।

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