Guru Purnima 2020: Importance, tradition, food & culture with Quotes, Wishes, Messages and Many More

Guru Purnima or Vyasa Purnima is the day to celebrate and pay our gratitude to our Gurus. This year it is on 5 July, 2020. This day also coincides with the lunar eclipse. It is the third lunar eclipse of the year.  It also the birthday of Ved Vyasa, who authored some of the most important Hindu texts of all times such as the Puranas, Mahabharata and Vedas etc. Now Lets see Importance, tradition, food & culture. Also Quotes, Wishes, Messages and Many More for Guru Purnima 2020.  

This full moon day in the month of Ashada is one of the most auspicious days of the year in Hinduism.

​Importance of Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima is celebrated as great honour to our teachers, who remove the darkness from our minds. They have a special place in the lives of their followers since ancient times. An age-old Sanskrit phrase ‘Mata Pitah Guru Daivam’, says that the first place reserves for the mother, second for the father, third for Guru and forth for God. Thus, teachers have given a higher place than Gods in Hindu tradition.

Tradition, food and culture

Many people fast during the day, refraining to eat salt, rice, heavy foods such as non-vegetarian dishes and other meals made of cereals. Only eating yoghurt or fruits is allowed. They break their fast after performing puja in the evening. Guru Purnima has the importance of Vishnu puja attached to it. ‘Vishnu Sahatranam’ also known as the thousand names of Lord Vishnu should be recited on this day.

Guru among Hindu considers as a God. On this day, people wake up early and pray to God on this auspicious occasion and seek his blessings. They also visit the Gurus for their blessings since it’s a day in respect of the gurus.

Quotes on Guru Purnima

Guru is the creator Brahma, Guru is the preserver Vishnu, Guru is the destroyer Shiva. Guru is directly the supreme spirit — I offer my salutations to this Guru

Guru is the creator Brahma,
Guru is the preserver Vishnu,
Guru is the destroyer Shiva,
Guru is directly the supreme spirit.
I offer my salutations to this Guru.

Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru, none can cross over to the other shore.

You walk with Guru, You walk in the light of existence, away from the darkness of ignorance, you leave behind all the problems of your life and move towards the peak experiences of life.

There is no deity superior to the Guru, no gain better than the Guru’s grace … no state higher than a meditation on the Guru

I bow at his feet constantly, and pray to him, the guru, the true guru, has shown me the way

Once again, A very Blissful Guru Purnima to you my Guru.

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