Want to Know the Significance and History Behind Guru Purnima? Booxoul Answers All Your Queries This Day of Guru Parmo Dharam

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Guru purnima 2022 Daan Snan Time:

From 12th July, 2:35PM to 13th July, 12:06PM

Find the teacher, serve him as a child, open your heart to his influence, and see in him God manifested.

Swami Vivekananda.

 Indeed, a teacher, a Guru is the ultimate guiding force, a beacon of light in any person’s life. A Guru is the one who plays the most pivotal role of all, teaching valued morals to their followers, imparting not only the much-needed knowledge but also many other things which are the essentials to living a contented life.

Life is not only about achieving success and moving forward. It is also about carrying the right sense and aura of disposition whilst on the path. Success, for instance, is something one might achieve anyhow at some point in time in life. However, patience, and perseverance whilst on the path to it is what is the real deal, that is what is your real takeaway from the whole journey. Similarly, the manner in which one behaves, and their disposition speak volumes about the kind of morals they harbour and the kind of person they are fashioning themselves to be. Thus, the presence of a Guru, a guiding force of light is extremely crucial as it is this Guru who helps his protegee from straying away towards wrong paths and makes him learn and excel in the art of the correct life living. Teaching his disciple to do what is right, fair, just, and proper is one of Guru’s primary aims.

The practice of a teacher is such that he constantly aims to hone and mentor his disciple in a way that the disciple not only excels but surpasses his own Guru at one point in time. That is the essence of great Guru-imparting wisdom of the ages and also all possible knowledge to sharpen and condition the disciple’s mind in such a fashion that be it a success or self disposition, be it spiritual or worldly, he does not falter, he is supreme at all possible walks of life.

In India, a festival that celebrates this Guru-Shishya relationship is Guru Purnima. A day full of gratitude, appreciation, love and reverence towards your Guru is what constitutes this celebration primarily. Also, celebrated in Nepal, Bhutan apart from Hindus, Buddhists follow this day. Paying homage to your revered mentor, your spiritual teacher is the practice of this day of Purnima which comes in the month of Ashadha.

This year Guru Purnima on 13th July 2022, Wednesday, we at Booxoul thought of bringing some vital knowledge related to the science as well as the significance behind this day.


Gautam Buddha is believed to have delivered his first sermon to his prime 5 disciples in Sarnath on this very day. Hence, Buddhists from this day celebrate Buddha Purnima to mark the inception of the first 5 disciples of the great Gautam Buddha.


It is also believed that Lord Mahavir became the Guru to his first disciple Gautam Swami on this day. Hence, the people from the Jain clan worship this day with a lot of gusto. 


Going by Hindu mythology, this day marks the birthday of Ved Vyasa who had not only written the Hindu Puranas but is also the creator of the 5th Veda aka the Mahabharata. Thus, as per Hindu tradition, when one pays homage to their Guru/mentor on this day, they are sure to receive their Guru’s blessings in abundance.


The Lord Shri Sai Baba, who has been a deity and also a guiding light to millions of followers since the time of his human avatar, is also worshipped wholeheartedly on this day, especially at Shirdi his “Sthaan”.  People throng there in large numbers to celebrate their Guru Sai and his revered mentorship. Many festivities also take place in Shirdi, courtesy of Shri Saibaba Sansthan of Shirdi.


Known as “Treenok Guha Purnima “ in Nepal, students celebrate this day by paying respects to their Guru in the form of gifts, special hats, garlands and a host of activities celebrated in their honour.

In India, farmers look up to this day to worship Gods to bestow them with good rainfall for their harvests to flourish exceedingly well.

So, guys, you see this is a day we observe, and celebrate to pay homage and salutations of respect to our teachers, our Gurus and all those driving forces who have been a part of our lives, making it better.

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Wishing you all from all of us here at Booxoul today, a very Happy Guru Purnima. May the guiding light and power of your Guru always be with you, enlightening you, protecting you from all that is wrong, leading you towards the right always, towards abundance and equilibrium, towards better living.

Leaving you with one of the most powerful quotes celebrating the revered Guru:

Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwara..

Guru Sakshaat Para Brahma, Tasmeyi Shri Guruvey Namah..

May the guiding light of your Guru prevail and be with you for life and beyond too….

Happy Guru Purnima.

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