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Significance of Guru Purnima

July 8, 2022    7 min read

A teacher is our friend, philosopher and guide. In India, since ancient times teachers have been revered for their dedication to learning. A teacher plays an important role in shaping young minds. The word "guru" is derived from the term gu (गु) ru (रु), which stands for “darkness” symbolic of GU and "light that dispels it" symbolic of RU. In earlier times, a teacher or a master was the only source of knowledge.

Guru Purnima honours one of the most cherished Guru of ancient Bharat or India, Ved Vyasa. The four popular Indian vedas namely the Rigveda, Yajurveda, Ayurveda and Samveda along with Mahabharata and Puranas were structured by him. According to many age-old beliefs, Guru Purnima was celebrated to pay tribute to Ved Vyasa. Back in the day it was a ritual to honour your teacher or Guru by promising to be sincere with your learning process. This tradition goes on till date.

How can we celebrate Guru Purnima?

The mark of Guru Purnima is simplicity, showering your teacher with gratitude and being sincere towards your studies in the best way to truly celebrate this day.

Besides, you can also showcase thoughtful gestures, like the ones mentioned below :

Greet Your Teachers

Wishing them cheerfully may seem cliche but it will instantly make your teacher feel appreciated. It will leave them with a wide smile, feeling loved and cherished.

Make Them A Thank You Note

Gratitude is often underrated in our day to day lives. A small gesture of making a ‘Thank You’ note will go a long way in expressing your innermost thoughts and feelings.

Take Active Interest In Learning

The best gift a student can offer a teacher is to become sincere at your classwork and grow up to be responsible citizens of the country.

There are simple yet worthwhile tips that will make a huge difference in deepening your bond with your teacher or your guru. While schools and institutions are traditionally a place where we find our teachers, a mentor can be found anywhere through the course of your life.

Practically wishes you a very Happy Guru Purnima!

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