Guru Purnima 2016: The day dedicated to Gurus
Guru Purnima is a well-known festival dedicated towards the gurus in this world. The word guru originated from the Sanskrit language. The word "gu" means darkness and "ru" signifies the one who removes darkness. The meaning of word Guru is one who removes the darkness. Guru Purnima is also known as Vyasa Purnima and this day is commemorated as the birth anniversary of Veda Vyasa. Veda Vyasa was the author as well as a character in the Hindu epic Mahabharata.
In today's world, people celebrate this festival to show their respect and gratitude towards teachers. Teacher job is to nourish students with their knowledge and it's also considered one of the toughest job in the world. And this is the reason why India celebrates this festival with so much gust and galore.
In ancient times people use to follow a certain system in which students were sent to their gurus where they learn things, they have to stay with gurus and did all sorts of work for their guru. The work done by
students was considered as a token of appreciation because there was no money concept at that time. And nowadays as children grow up, parents starts searching for a good education for their child. And the most important role is played by teachers (gurus) everywhere.
Guru Purnima rituals:
students towards the good path.
Guru Purnima in Buddhism:
Guru Purnima in Jainism:
As per Jainism on this day Mahavira made Gautam(Indrabhuti) his first disciple and he turned himself as a guru. This day is also considered a very important day in the lives of Jain community.
So on the day of Guru Purnima or Vyasa Purnima, everyone should remember their gurus and thank them for their unconditional efforts towards your success in life.