What is Guru Purnima July 19 2016?

For some, Guru Purnima July 19 2016 or Guru Poornima July 19 2016 is a religious festival and for some, it is an occasion to show gratitude, love, and attachment to the teachers. Guru can be translated in many languages but in English it means a teacher. In some religions, the status of a teacher is more than parents because the parents only give birth to the babies, but a teacher teaches and guides him about how to become a human. A human doesn’t mean a live body with breaths. It has so many responsibilities towards people and society.
Guru Purnima is a Sanskrit word. This is a phrase of two words Guru and Purnima. Guru means teacher and Purnima means full moon. Guru Purnima means the night which has no darkness and you can see everything through the help of your teacher.
So Guru Purnima 2016 July 19 is such an occasion which reminds us how many teachers came in our life and how many of them we liked, and how many of them really changed the course of our life.
Hindus, Buddhists and Jains have immense significance for Guru Purnima. Guru Purnima which is a Hindu and Nepali festival is considered very important because through Guru Puja (teacher’s worship) a teacher is showed respect and honor.
On Guru Purnima Hindu community pays homage to great sage Vyas, which shows the relationship between a teacher and student and it is observed on full-moon.
Guru Purnima is celebrated and observed with more fanfare in Nepal. There are special types of hats and garlands prepared only for teacher during Guru Purnima.
Through social media and other medium Guru Purnima is getting popularity all over the world. So if you have a teacher that you really miss then Guru Purnima 2016 is a good occasion to show your respect and make teacher student relationship stronger.
There is a proverb in Urdu about a teacher which goes like “All flesh is for you but give us the bones”. When parents used to send their pupils to the teacher in ancient times, they used to give such words to the teacher which means we will have no objection if you beat us our child to death.


Author: S. A. Razmi

The author is a creative writer with deep knowledge of human taste, can add interest and fun in his writing; has been writing for more than 7 years and working as Urdu-English translator and transcriptionist. http://www.languagetranslationagencydelhi.com

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