Guru Purnima celebrates the human ability to rise beyond physical nature, and the Greatness of Adiyogi, who made this possible. – Sadhguru
Importance & Significance of Guru Purnima
The first full moon after the summer solstice in the month of Ashadha (July-August), is known as Guru Purnima. This sacred day marks the first transmission of the yogic sciences from Shiva – the Adiyogi or first yogi – to his first disciples, the Saptarishis, the seven celebrated sages. Thus, the Adiyogi became the Adi Guru or first Guru on this day. The Saptarishis carried this knowing throughout the world and even today, every spiritual process on the planet draws from the spine of knowing created by Adiyogi.
The word “Guru” in Sanskrit is translated as “dispeller of darkness.” A Guru dispels the seeker’s ignorance, allowing him to experience the source of creation within. The day of Guru Purnima is traditionally the time when seekers offer the Guru their gratitude and receive his blessings. Guru Purnima is also considered an especially beneficial day to practice yogic sadhana and meditation.
How to Celebrate Guru Purnima?
You can celebrate Guru Purnima here with us at the Isha Yoga Center or at your home.
The celebration at the Isha Yoga Center is open to anyone, free of charge.
- 6:20 – 6:30 PM IST: Guru Paduka Stotram (Listen & download for free)
- 6:30 PM IST: Watch the Live Webstream
- After the Webstream for 10 minutes: Brahmananda Svarupa Chanting (Listen & download for free)
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