Swami Vivekananda once said, “Find a teacher, serve him as a child, open your heart to his influence, see in him God manifested.” Guru Purnima 2021, is being celebrated on 24th July. It brings with it a message of looking up to your Guru or teacher, it can be your boss or colleague, or spiritual leader or a famous person from whom you have learnt a lot. In every age, one prominent personality has taught generations, had immense followers and had knowledge to share.
Who is that guru to you? Alpha InfoLab, a global IT solutions company knows their guru and it is Mr. Ajay Goyal who has encouraged us, imparted his knowledge and has guided numerous employees who were and are part of the company.
Why Guru Purnima is celebrated?
Guru Purnima is a tradition followed in India to honor spiritual and academic teachers. Primarily, Hindus, Buddhists and Jains celebrate this day. Since this day is celebrated on a full moon day (Purnima), the day came to be named as Guru Purnima.
Mahatma Gandhi later brought the tradition back of Guru Purnima to honor his guru Shrimad Rajchandra. On this day, in India everyone remembers their teachers for their contribution in uplifting their student’s lives.
How to celebrate Guru Purnima?
Guru Purnima is a special day to dedicate to your guru. It really depends on how you want to show your love and dedication to your teacher, by praying and helping others in time of need. In this COVID times, it is not possible to visit your guru, but you could speak to them over the internet or send them a gift to honor their service.
Vidhi for worshipping:
Traditionally, Guru Purnima Vidhi was followed by Hindus and Buddhists differently. Hindus conduct pujas to honor the great sage Vyasa (Guru Vyasa was born this day and wrote Brahma sutras). Buddhists conduct prayers for their guru Buddha. Classical dance and music students also consider this day as very auspicious. Students perform dances or musical recitals for their guru.
What is special about Guru Purnima 2021?
Guru Purnima is special as it reminds us of the hardships our gurus. They have gone through to teach us their knowledge and even a way of life. There have been many prominent gurus who have walked this Earth and each one of them have left a path for their followers to be on. Kabir, a renowned poet of the 15th Century once said, “Guru and God both appear before me. To whom should I prostrate? I bow before Guru who introduced me to God.”
A few prominent gurus which people follow are Shiva, Buddha, Jesus, Mahavir, and more.
Story of Guru Purnima:
When we look back into ancient India, the story of Guru Purnima started when Shiva became an Adi Guru or first Guru. In Sanskrit Gu means darkness or ignorance and Ru means remover of darkness. So, a guru is the one who has the vision and the ability to remove or drive away darkness through knowledge.
So, on Guru Purnima, what special are you going to do for your guru? We at Alpha InfoLab appreciate and remember the founders of GBS and honour their contributions.
About Alpha InfoLab:
Alpha InfoLab is a reputed mailing and marketing solutions and IT professional services companies. Its prominent services are Alpha Sandesh, a bulk mail service provider, Alpha VBox, a digital hosting provider and full-service digital marketing agency.