Guru Purnima – Why Guru Purnima is Celebrated in India?
Wishing you a very happy Guru Purnima.
This day is remarked as a day on which devotees express the gratitude towards their gurus in search of enlightenment. This day is celebrated by Jains, Buddhists and Hindus on the full moon day in Ashadha month of the Shakha Samavat by the Hindu calendar. The word Guru stands for the person who helps us in removing the darkness from our lives. There have been many enlightened personalities from time to time cherishing the humanity and getting harmony in society.
Every religion has a long history associated with this festival. In Hinduism, the Vedic text sheds light on the Sapt Rishis, which were the first seven teachers on earth from heaven got their first teaching. Hindu carries a huge importance of the Gurus in their lives. It is believed that Lord Gautam Buddha on this day gave his Sermon in Sarnath after attaining enlightenment under the Bodhi tree in Bodhgaya.
Swami Vivekananda has quoted, “He alone teaches who has something to give, for teaching is not talking, teaching is not imparting doctrines, it is communicating”. By communicating he implied towards the understanding of the real being and getting on the path of Moksha.