Guru Purnima, the full moon day, is a festive day of spiritual nature. At that day, worship is shown towards spiritual teachers.
Originally, Guru Purnima was the celebration day of Vyasa the mythologic writer and collector of the Vedas (the ancient Indian scriptures). Nowadays it is the Guru, the spiritual teacher who is celebrated at Guru Purnima.
Guru means “out of darkness into light!”. The term is composed of the elements “Gu” and “Ru”. The Sanskrit word “Gu” means darkness or ignorance. The word “Ru” stands for the person who removes the ignorance from us, the guru.
At Guru Purnima day gratitude is shown towards the guru or the spiritual teacher. People show thankfulness for example by holding a fire ceremony (the so called puja).
A puja is a Hindu worship ritual. It represents one of the most common worship rituals of Hinduism. A puja is hold either for an aspect of the divine, e.g. Krishna, Ganesha or Durga or for a spiritual teacher (Guru-Puja). The main focus of the ceremony represents the statue of the addressed goddess (Murti) which is often placed in the center of the event. Sometimes emblems or plants are used as symbol of the divine.
It is a valuable idea to show thankfulness towards teachers by appreciating and valuing their work retrospectively. Definitely, the Western world should take this as an example to learn from the Eastern world.
On Monday 22 th, July from 7 pm - 9.30 pm CET and at the same evening in India from 7 pm - 9.30 pm IST we will celebrate a Guru Purnima Puja. Herewith, we would like to invite you to assist our event.
Sabine will guide the Purnima-Puja in the Shakti temple in Bad Dürrheim/Germany. At the same evening Bharati will hold a Purnima puja in her Divine Light Temple Ashram in Tiruvannamalai/India.
We will recite the Hanumam Chalisa and amongst other we will chant the light mantra of Rama Linga Swami who went to light-Samadhi. Also we are going to sing mantras to bring the power of Ramalinga Swami in us. In doing so, spiritual experiences and energies might be perceivable.
The location of the event: Shakti Temple, Schulplatz 6, 78073 Bad Dürrheim - Oberbaldingen /Germany.
Divine Light Tempel
397/1 Ramana Hill View Gardens
Costs: by donation
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