Celebrate the Guru Shikshya Parampara (Tradition) with GURU PURNIMA

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The Spiritual Power Of Chanting Gayatri Mantra (गायत्री मंत्र)

By Rishikul Yogshala

July 16, 2019

Raise your vibrations, elevate your spiritual intelligence, and surrender to your guide by filling yourself up with gratitude.

Guru Purnima encourages humans to rise beyond physical nature with the greatness of the supreme power of Lord Shiva.

Honor your teacher, your guru on this auspicious day of Guru Purnima to cherish the special bond which students share with their teachers. Guru Purnima is celebrated mainly by the Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists as a day to thank the teachers who have helped to shape up the personal, private, and well as the spiritual growth of an individual.

Significance of Guru Purnima

On the first full moon on the summer solstice, in the month of Ashadha that is July-August, Guru Purnima falls on the day of the Shakha Samavat in the Hindu calendar. This sacred day illuminates the powers of Lord Shiva – the Adiyogi himself, as it marks the transmission of the holy yogic sciences of his wisdom to the Saptarishis or the seven sages- the first disciples. Among all the relationships, Guru (teacher) and Shishya (student) celebrate the highest regards.

Guru is a Sanskrit word which means “the dispeller of darkness”, or a medium to carry your thought and align it with the universe effectively. A guru is somebody who makes your life easier, your day’s lighter, and your mind free of the complications or any temporary hindrances.

Guru Purnima 2019

On 16th July 2019, the total lunar eclipse or the Chandra Grahan, the day shows it’s occurrence worldwide. This is the day of the pure joy to the sincere aspirant. Cleanse your body, and re-energize your soul with positive affirmations, productive and clear decisions on the fortunate occasion of this day.

Behold the entire universe as the Guru Swarup or the reflection of your Guru/Guide. Self-transformation has only been possible because of the sheer efficacy, and enforcement of the science of Yoga. Guru alone is known to be the one who can break the cords of attachment from the sufferings, and allows the aspirants to be free by releasing them from the shackles of life, or trammels of earthly existence.

Hindu followers celebrate this day as the birth anniversary of the Ved Vyasa – the author of Mahabharata, Vedas, Puranas. While, Buddhists worship Lord Buddha on this day who gave his first sermon on this holy day – a full moon night five weeks after achieving enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree.

It is the day when you can be your own beacon, by reconnecting yourself with the light of the Guru. Open up your path, and progress towards the gates of enlightenment by focusing on your inner-well-being.

Purnima Tithi/Time

Purnima will begin at 1:50 am on 16th July and it will end at 3:10 am on 17th July.

What to do on this day?

  • Commence sadhanas on this day to generate fresh waves of energy by using the source of spirituality. Offer your gratitude, and receive the blessings from your Gurus by doing intense Japas of the Guru mantras or Istha mantra. Meditation and dhyana practices on this day are considered extremely beneficial for one’s own life and aura.
  • Use of milk, fruits, rigorous prayer sessions, or studying Brahma Sutra during the Chaturmasa will be highly beneficial.
  • Become a personification of receptivity, and let-go off of the ego or the negative emotions, qualities, habits permanently from your life. On this day, purify and progress substantially with the Pranayama exercises.
  • Wear a white or a saffron color cloth during the Puja Vidhi, and donate food or a new garment to pandits or Brahmins. You can even help some beggars or animals on the streets as a deed of karma.
  •  If you don’t have any spiritual Guru, you can worship and chant for Rishi Vyas to bestow his blessings upon you. This is the day to thank your academic teachers, family, and friends as well.

Some people also worship Lord Vishnu after keeping a Satya Narayan Vrat or Fast for an entire day. Worshippers end the day by offering Mangal Aarti, and not consume any cereal-based dishes, rice or salt during the day.

Reflect the glorious light of the Atman by the fire of service and sadhana. Witness the divinity of the universal energies with the dazzling light of the moon. A guru is the one who finds a link under the dualities of variety and diversification.

Remember the creator, and adore all the Gurus in your life. May their blessings shower upon you all on this full moon night when you meditate and attract the goodness of nature. Be thankful, and shed peace, love, joy, light all around the world in the hearts and lives of the ever-growing people.

Glow in the mystical light of the moon on 16 July 2019 by exchanging love and prayers.

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