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Happy Guru Purnima 2017 Date: Images, Messages, Quotes, Facts and Importance of the Guru Purnima in India

Edited by: India TV Lifestyle Desk New Delhi 09 Jul 2017, 9:10:56 IST
India TV Lifestyle Desk

Guru Purnima is celebrated to acknowledge the contribution made by teachers in the form of knowledge and wisdom. 9th July marks the 2017 edition of Guru Purnima 2017. It is falling on Sunday this year. The word Guru derived its origin from Sanskrit language where ‘Gu’ means darkness and ‘Ru’ means removal of darkness. The entire day is bestowed upon teachers who induce the selfless light and wisdom in our lives. The festival is celebrated among Hindu, Jain and Buddhist communities of India. They indulge in festivities as a means of paying respect to their ‘Gurus’. 

Guru Purnima Messages, Wishes and Quotes:

  • Guru and God both appear before me. To whom should I prostrate? I bow before Guru who introduced God to me. May Gurus blessings always shower on you
  • In every halted situation, I have always got aspiration & inspiration from you, I have got light of Existence, I have left behind all the problems of my life and move towards the peak experiences of life. 
  • It is my great fortune that I found Satguru, all my doubts are removed. I bow before Guru. Guru’s glory is greater than God’s.
  • A bow to the great teachers on this auspicious day of the birth of the great sage Vyasa, a symbol of Guru-Shishya tradition who gave His first sermon on this day at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India. Happy Guru Purnima!
  • When one finds the true Guru, one conquers half the world. Thanks for taking me as your disciple! Happy Guru Purnima!.

Here are the 5 important things to know about Guru Purnima:

  • Going by the Hindu calendar, Guru Purnima falls on a full-moon day in the Hindu month of Ashadh, which is June to August. 
  • Among Hindus, the day is celebrated to pay homage to Maharshi Veda Vyasa, the sage who edited the sacred Hindu text, the Vedas and wrote 18 Puranas, Mahabharata and the Srimad Bhagavatam. All these religious scriptures lay the foundation of Hindu religion. 
  • Among Buddhists, the festival is an occasion to celebrate the holiness of their Guru, Lord Buddha. He is said to have delivered his first sermon at Sarnath, U.P. on this very day. 
  • It also marks the beginning of monsoon, which is primary reason to celebrate for farmers. 
  • The day of Guru Purnima is very fortunate for those who are thinking about starting a spiritual learning of any kind.

Guru Purnima Images:

Wish you a Happy Guru Purnima to you and your family! 

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