We're all very familiar with the celebration of Father's Day and
Mother's Day every year. Both these days are very special and are
celebrated with the objective of showing our appreciation towards
our parents and to thank them for their contribution in our lives.
On similar lines, in India, festivals like Rakshabandhan &
Bhaibeej are celebrated with great gusto to celebrate the love and
bonding between a brother and a sister.
But, are you aware, that there's a special day to express our
gratitude towards our teachers also?
This day is called as 'Gurupurnima'. Interesting
facts about this day are that-
• It is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu calendar
month of Ashadh.
• It is celebrated every year as an occasion to thank our teachers
and gurus for all the knowledge we've received from them and to
seek their blessings.
One needs a guru (teacher) not only for his academic progress
but a guru is of utmost importance for one's spiritual progress
Who is a Guru?
• Anyone from whom we learn anything is our Guru.
• A guru is a guide, the one whose teachings we follow.
• The real Guru is the one who moves us from darkness to light by
helping us get rid of our weaknesses and faults.
What is the importance of a Guru's grace?
The Guru's grace removes all obstacles and helps one reach right
up to his goal. In order to attain Guru's grace, we should abide by
Guru's instructions with utmost sincerity and maintain humility
towards our Guru.
History has witnessed the lives of great men who've reached the
heights of success through their Guru's grace and blessings. Some
of the famous examples are- Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna
Paramhansa, Arjun and Dronacharya, Shivaji Maharaj and Swami
Ramdas,Chandragupta Maurya and Chanakya.
Don't these great personalities inspire us to have faith in our
Importance of Gurupurnima according to
On this day Dadabhagwan is in an absolute enlightened state so
if one asks for whatever strengths one lacks then one is sure to
Friends, whomsoever you surrender to, you will acquire whatever
strength they possess.
Amazing! Isn't it? The Grace of Guru is like an
ocean… So if one has the guru's grace with him and follows his
instructions, he will not have to endure any