Guru Purnima

Day of obeisance to Guru Parampara

Guru Purnima, the full moon day in the month of Ashada, is an extremely auspicious day, dedicated to prayer and puja to the guru Parampara, especially Veda Vyasa, who was originally known as Krishna Dvaipayana.

Sankaram Sankaracharyam
Kesavam Badarayanam
Sutra bbashya kritam Vande
Bhagavanta punah punah

"I worship and adore Lord Vishnu, Bhagavan Vyasa and Sri Shankaracharya who wrote commentaries for divine works."

On the Guru Purnima or Vyasa Puja day, sannyasis settle at some place to study and do Vedantic research and engage in discussions on the Brahmasutra and other works of Sri Veda Vyasa.

Sri Veda Vyasa, who is considered to be a manifestation of Lord Vishnu, codified the Vedas wrote the Mahabharata, Srimad Bhagavad and the 18 Puranas.

Generation after generation of humanity should be grateful to him for giving to the worlds this treasure of knowledge. Sadhakas worship Vyasa Bhagavan on Vyasa Purnima day to show their gratitude. Saints and seers worship their Guru Purnima. The common man honours them by deeds of charity.

Guru Purnima marks the end of summer and the advent of the welcome spring season. This time is suitable to generate fresh waves of spirituality. The sadhana of saints and seers during this period is called chaturmasya vrata. They do rigorous japa and dhyana meditating on God.

On Guru Purnima the sadhaka should purify himself to reflect the splendour of Brahman, the light of lights flowing by the grace of the Guru.

The wrapper of this issue highlights the glory of Vyasa Maharshi and his works, such as the Mahabharatha, notes of which were taken down by Lord Vignesvara.

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