Guru Purnima has been celebrated and cherished for thousands of years in the Indian tradition. Let’s explore a few stories of Guru Purnima, from the first moment when the first Guru or Adi Guru began transmitting the science of yoga to the Saptarishis or seven sages, to Gautama the Buddha’s prescription to his monks, to the seasonal journeys of sadhakas during this time.
It is said that, the Guru Vyasa wrote all the 4 Vedas that were recited by the Lord Brahma and every person in this world is in debt for the work, that saint Vyasa did. He also wrote several Purans. And from those times, a day was dedicated towards the Gurus and this day is called as ‘Guru Purnima’. Purnima word is used because on this day, there is a full moon. It has a deep significance in the past and in today’s world also. As this day is dedicated towards the Gurus, people irrespective of caste etc offer their prayers to their gurus thanking them for the knowledge they have provided to the learner.
Guru Purnima: Importance of Teacher in our Life
The day is for Guru (Teachers in most common language), so let’s also read the importance of Teachers in our Life:
In literal meaning, Guru is a Sanskrit term that connotes someone who is a “teacher, guide or master” of certain knowledge.
Teachers are an extremely important facet of any society for a number of reasons and their role in society is both significant and valuable.
- Teachers are the people who educate the youth of society who in turn become the leaders of the next generation of people
- Teachers are the people who are teaching children and imparting knowledge upon them in their most impressionable years
- What children learn from their teachers at a young age will most likely stay with them in some facet for the rest of their lives
Role of Eckovation is to ensure the Reach of Teachers should be there in life of every individual