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Guru Purnima: Commemorating the Guru-Shishya bond

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Mangaluru: The word Guru has a long history dating back centuries. The name comes from the Sanskrit language, where “Gu” denotes darkness and “Ru” means light. With the help of their wisdom, they have lighted the darkness for us throughout life. The festival of Guru Purnima thus honours all academic and spiritual gurus or teachers for their dedication and selflessness.

Guru Purnima falls on the full moon day of the month of Ashadha, or Purnima Tithi. It is observed by Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists in India, Nepal, and Bhutan.

On this day, Gautam Buddha delivered his first sermon to his first five followers in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, following his enlightenment. However, Jains and Hindus also commemorate this day to honour their masters and teachers. Veda Vyasa, the writer of the holy book Mahabharata, was also born on Guru Purnima.

#GuruPurnima trends first on Twitter

As the world celebrate this auspicious day, #GuruPurnima is trending first on Twitter.

Taking to Twitter spiritual Guru Sadhguru wrote, “#GuruPurnima is most significant for those on the spiritual path. It was on this day that Adiyogi reminded Human Beings they are not a fixed life. For those willing to strive, every door in Existence will open. May you strive joyfully & know the Grace of #Adiyogi. Blessings.”

“The purpose of a Guru is to throw light on dimensions that are not yet in your experience. Growth, not Solace is the purpose of a Guru,” he added.

Former cricket player Sachin Tendulkar said that, “I have been lucky to have not 1 but 3 Gurus – my father, Achrekar Sir & my brother Ajit. They taught me not just cricket, but also to be a good human being first and foremost.”

“An ode to our Gurus on the occasion of #GuruPurnima, for imbibing the values of patriotism, selfless work and for imparting knowledge that is propelling growth in the country. You are the foundation of #NewIndia!, stated the official page of MyGovIndia.

Bengaluru Central MP P. C. Mohan tweeted that Guru Valmiki and Vyasa influenced cultural and religious life in several parts of the world through Ramayana and Mahabharata. “The epics are an eternal source of guidance to humanity. Salutations to Valmiki and Vyasa on #GuruPurnima for giving us the true heroes of this land,” he added.

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