Guru Purnima (Skt. गुरु पूर्णिमा, guru pūrṇimā) is the day of the Guru, celebrated each year during the July full moon, worshipping the Guru. On this day disciples try to be with the Guru, worship the Guru and rejoice the Guru’s presence, which leads one from darkness to light, from ignorance to wisdom, from death to eternal existence.
असतो मा सद्गमय ।
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय ।
मृत्योर्मामृतं गमय ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
asato mā sadgamaya ।
tamaso mā jyotirgamaya ।
mṛtyormā amṛtaṃ gamaya ॥
om śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ ॥
Lead me from non-existence to existence.
Lead me from darkness to light.
Lead me from death to immortality.
Peace, peace, peace.
(bṛhadāraṇyaka upaniṣad 1.3.28)
ध्यानमूलं गुरोर्मूर्तिः पूजामूलं गुरोः पदम् ।
मन्त्रमूलं गुरोर्वाक्यं मुक्तिमूलं गुरोः कृपा ॥
dhyānamūlaṃ gurormūrtiḥ pūjāmūlaṃ guroḥ padam ।
mantramūlaṃ gurorvākyaṃ muktimūlaṃ guroḥ kṛpā ॥
The Essence of Meditation is the Guru’s Image.
The Essence of worship is the Guru’s Feet.
The Essence of Mantra is the Guru’s Words.
The Essence of liberation is the Guru’s Grace.
(śrī guru gītā 86)
OM TAT SAT