Guru Purnima 2019 – Guru Brahma, Guru Vishu! Your teacher is next to the God almighty they say. Well it is truly right because our Gurus and teachers enlighten us with knowledge and wisdom. Celebrated on the Full Moon Day ie Purnima/Purnamashi in the Hindu month of Ashadha, the Guru Purnima is a religious festival from Nepal. Although it is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and many others to pay respect to their Gurus as well. The Guru Purnima 2019 will fall on the July 16, the Puja Mahurat for which is between 1:48 am to 3:07 am. The festival is also clashing with Chandra Grahan this year which will start at 1:32 am to 4:30 am.
Guru Purnima 2019
The festival of Guru Purnima 2019 has many legends and stories attached to it one of which relates to the author of Mahabharata. It is said the Guru Parashara’s son Ved Vyasa was born in the month of Ashada on the day of full moon which is now known as the Guru Purnima. Check out the Guru Purnima 2019 : Date, Puja Mahurat, Speech, Story and Images and How to Celebrate
Guru Purnima 2019 Date
The Date for Guru Purnima 2019 is July 16 this year which is a Tuesday. The Guru Purnima 2019 Date is the same for all the states and regions in India but the Puja Mahurat ie the timings might differ for each and every place subsequently. You can check out dates for Guru Purnima in next five years from this table below.
|Year||Guru Purnima Date|
|2020||July 5, 2020|
|2021||July 24, 2021|
|2022||July 13, 2022|
|2023||July 3, 2023|
|2024||July 21, 2024|
Guru Purnima Puja Mahurat | Timings
The timings for performing the Guru Purnima Puja is between the wee hours of night starting from 1:48 am to 3:07 am. You can perfom the puja during these hours and pay your respect to your Gurus and teachers who are the hand bearers to the path of success.
Guru Purnima 2019 and Chandra Grahan 2019
The Guru Purnima 2019 will clash with the Chandra Grahan 2019 on the July 16 after many years. This clash of Guru Purnima and Chandra Grahan had happened in the year 1870. The Chandra Grahan is expected to go on for 3 hours in total starting from 1:32 am to 4:30 am in the morning.
Hence, its advised that the Guru Purnima 2019 Puja should be done before the Chandra Grahan 2019 starts because it is not considered auspicious to perform anything good during the Lunar Eclipse ie the Chandra Grahan 2019. The Chandra Grahan can be sighted from Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe etc.
Guru Purnima 2019 Speech
If you are looking for a Guru Purnima 2019 Speech in English, then you can simply refer to the section below. This speech can help in you spreading information about Guru Purnima in schools or at work.
Good morning everyone and wish you all a very Happy Guru Purnima 2019. Well, a lot of us do not know about the significance of the festival and the history behind it and that is why I stand before you to explain about the relevancy of the festival.
The festival of Guru Purnima 2019 has its roots in Nepal but is celebrated in and around India with full enthusiasm. This year, we will celebrate the auspicious occasion of paying respect to our Gurus and teachers on the July 16, 2019 which is a Saturday. This year, the Guru Purnima 2019 will also clash with the Chandra Grahan so should perform the Puja well in advance. Well, in India there is a very strong tradition to pay respect to the one who teaches you and enlightens the path of knowledge for you.
The word Guru is actually derived from the two terms “Gu” which means Darkness and “Ru” which means removal of darkness. Guru Purnima is also celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary Ved Vyasa who was the author of Mahabharata and who is also the symbol of Guru-Shishya tradition and thus it is called the Vyasa Purnima.
Different religions observe the festival of Guru Purnima according to their own customs and traditions of all which have a single motive which is honoring and appreciating their Gurus. In the end, all I want to say is respect your teachers or anyone who holds your hands and takes you to the path of wisdom.
Guru Purnima 2019 Story
There are many legends and stories attached to the Guru Purnima 2019 but each one has one single moral which is respecting the one who enlightens and passes on wisdom towards you. Check out the all the stories and history behind the celebration of Guru Purnima 2019.
# Guru Purnima and Vyasa Purnima
The Guru Purnima 2019 is also related to the birth of Vyasa who was the son of sage Parashar and fisherman’s daughter Satyavati. He is considered significant because he was the one who lend his yeoman service to the cause of Vedic studies. He also divided the Holy Vedas into four parts which are Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharva.
# Story of Shiva as Adi Guru
It is believed that it was the on this day that Lord Shiva transformed into Adi Guru. The story dates back to 15,000 years ago when a man appeared on the Himalayas but no one knew about his origins, he closed his eyes and people drifted away but 7 men stayed. Again after many years, the man opened his eyes again and could not ignore these 7 who had become receptive. The first Guru was Shiva and thus he became the Adi Guru and the 7 men were named as Saptarishis.
# Guru Purmima in Buddhism
It is believed that it was it was on this day that Lord Buddha gave his first sermon to his first followers and monks and made them enlightened. This sermon is known as Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta.
# Guru Purnima in Jainism
According to the Jain religion, it was on this day that Mahavira made Indrabhuti Gautam his first disciple. The Guru Purnima is also called the Treenok Guha Purnima according to Jainism.
Guru Purnima 2019 Images
The best way to celebrate the Guru Purnima is to honor those who teach you and those have passed wisdom you in the past. You can share these Happy Guru Purnima 2019 Images with your teachers. Check and download these amazing Guru Purnima 2019 Images from below.
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Guru Purnima 2019 How to Celebrate
Well, all kinds of festivals are celebrated with enthusiasm in India and so is Guru Purnima. People usually start their day by sharing Guru Purnima 2019 Images with their respected teachers and Guru. Being a Guru is not only restricted to Academic teachers but to anyone who held your hand and initiated wisdom into your mind without any monetary advantage of theirs. The Guru Purnima celebrations usually are continued throughout the day.
You can also celebrate the festival of Guru Purnima 2019 at home. Check out the ways about how to celebrate Guru Purnima 2019.
- Begin with a Puja of your ancestors, past teachers who are not in the world now. Offer flowers, sweets, new vastra ( clothes).
- Chant Guru Mantra 108 times or more than 10 times minimum.
- You can also pay tribute to your teachers and Gurus who are still there with you by wishing them a Happy Guru Purnima
- You can offer Happy Guru Purnima Gifts to them like sweets, flowers and cards.
Guru Purnima 2020
Guru Purnima 2020 will be celebrated on July 5, 2020 which is a Sunday all over India. The mahurat of Guru Purnima 2020 will start on the 11:31 am and will end by 10:31 am on July 5, 2020. You can celebrate the Guru Purnima 2020 by paying due respects to your honorable Gurus and teachers.