2. Then, offer flowers and garlands to Vyasa Ji, and then see your own Guru.
3. Offer some garland to your guru as well.
4. Then, you are supposed to offer clothes, fruits, flowers, garland, and Dakshina or money to your Guru; and take their blessings on this auspicious day.
As per the spiritual significance- Guru Purnima marks the birth of Ved Vyasa, the renowned sage who edited the Vedas and divided them into four. Also, he wrote the Puranas which is deemed as the ‘fifth Veda’ and the Mahabharata. Prayers reach the Mahaguru instantly and his blessings avoid darkness and ignorance from your life on this day. As per Buddhism- Gautam Budhha provided his first sermon or teaching to his foremost five disciples after he relocated from Bodhgaya to Sarnath. The ‘Sangha’ or the community of his disciples.
In Jainism, on this day- Lord Mahavira became the ‘Guru’ to his first disciple Gautam Swami and the day is marked as the venerate Mahavira. Besides, this day is of the greatest importance to farmers and they worship God and demand adequate rainfall for the next harvest season. Many people start their spiritual lessons on this day which is known as ‘Diksha’. In addition, many students of Indian classical music pay tribute to their music ‘gurus’. And, then repeat the guru-shishya parampara (teacher-student tradition).
What is unique and great about Guru Poornima?
This day is also understood as Vyasa Purnima and is commemorated as the birth anniversary of Veda Vyasa, the author and a personality in the Vedic magnum opus Mahabharata. It is marked on the Full Moon day (Purnima) and in the Hindu month of Ashadha (June–July). The festival was restored by Mahatma Gandhi to pay homage to his spiritual guru, Shrimad Rajchandra.
What to do on the Guru Purnima occasion?
The day of Guru Purnima is also advantageous to carry out yogic sadhana and meditation. This festival is traditionally commemorated to honor one’s selected spiritual teachers or leaders.
Which God is worshipped during the Guru Purnima?
Guru Purnima defines the date on which Lord Shiva as the Adi Guru or authentic guru introduced the seven rishis who were the visionaries of the Vedas. Thus, lord Shiva is worshipped on this day.
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