Guru Purnima – 27th July 2018

GURU – The Spiritual Master

Ashadh Sud 15 (Punam) in the English calendar months of July-August is celebrated as Guru Purnima also known as Vyas Purnima.

‘Gu’ means darkness of ignorance (Agnan) and ‘Ru’ means that which dispells hence Guru is the dispeller of darkness of ignorance.

It was initiated by the disciples of  Krishna Dvaipayan Vyas better known as Bhagwan Veda Vyas; the son of Sage Parashara and grandson of Sage Vashishtha.

The disciples visited him ceremoniously on this day and offered their respects unto thier Guru. Ved Vyas divided the Veda into four parts (Rig, Sam, Yajur, Atharva), authored Bhramsutras, the Eighteen Purans,  and the great epic of Mahabharat. Veda Vyas is one of the seven immortal beings who still exists today in divine form.

Our revered Nand saints too mention the works of Sage Ved Vyas in their authored scriptures.