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Gratitude to the Gurus: Guru Purnima Celebrated

A day exclusively dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers commonly known as Guru in India was celebrated today as Guru Purnima by offering  respect and tributes to the gurus belonging to different Indian communities. guru_purnima-2011Udaipur, a city closely attached with distinctive Indian traditions and customs celebrated the revered  day with utmost piousness.Various famous temples and matths of the city were visited by thousands of devotees to honor their spiritual gurus and deities. A few schools of Udaipur also organized special events to pass out the message of having respect for their teachers to the students. Hindus from different sects and gotras having a firm belief in their ancestral sacred gurus offered prayers and made various special arrangements for the day. Highly acclaimed gurus of different temples and dhams were visited by their disciples in large numbers, the devotees offered flowers, sweets, aarti and prasads to their gurus. Guru Purnima is celebrated to offer gratitude to a guru by their followers for showing them the right path for success in both their spiritual and worldly life. According to the Hindu calendar, the day comes in the month of Aashad (July-August) on the night of full moon and it is believed that Ved Vyas (considered as the most respectable Indian guru) had completed four Vedas on this day. The period of Chatur-Maas(four months)also starts from this day and these four months are considered as the holiest months according to the Jain ideology. muni-shree-tarun-sagar-udaipur National saint of Jain community, Muni Shree Tarun Sagar ji Maharaj is in the city from last few days, his sermons which have commenced at the  BN College ground is bieng attended by thousands of followers every day. Today on the occasion of  Guru Purnima ,a large numbers of followers gathered to listen to the  famed ‘Kadve Pravachan’ by Muni Shree Tarun Sagar. In Evening, there was a question-answer session conducted by Muni Shree, where he  listened to the queries of his followers and answered it. hanuman-temple-guru Mahant Suresh Giri Maharaj of Niranjan Akhada,one of the highly respected gurus of Udaipur, also blessed his followers at the  Balaji Hanuman Mandir, located at Suraj pol. aasthal-mandir-guru Another famous Hindu temple, Asthal Mandir was also among one of the most visited holy places on this day. Pandit Raas Bihari was there to bless and guide the devotees that visited the temple. photos by Sayeed Ahmed
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    यं ब्रह्मा वरुणेन्द्ररुद्रमरुत: स्तुन्वन्ति दिव्यै: स्तवै-
    र्वेदै: साङ्गपदक्रमोपनिषदैर्गायन्ति यं सामगा:।
    ध्यानावस्थिततद्गतेन मनसा पश्यन्ति यं योगिनो-
    यस्तानं न विदु: सुरासुरगणा देवाय तस्मै नम:।।
    भावार्थ : ब्रह्मा, वरुण, इन्द्र, रुद्र और मरुद्‍गण दिव्य स्तोत्रों द्वारा जिनकी स्तुति करते हैं, सामवेद के गाने वाले अंग, पद, क्रम और उपनिषदों के सहित वेदों द्वारा जिनका गान करते हैं, योगीजन ध्यान में स्थित तद्‍गत हुए मन से जिनका दर्शन करते हैं, देवता और असुर गण (कोई भी) जिनके अन्त को नहीं जानते, उन (परमपुरुष नारायण) देव के लिए मेरा नमस्कार है।


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