Ashadh GuruJupiter More Purnima is an auspicious Tithi, celebrated as the birthday of sage Vyasa. This sacred Ashadh Purnima is also known as Vyasa Purnima or GuruJupiter More Purnima.
The auspicious Tithi/ Date for Guru Purnima 2023
This sacred GuruJupiter More Purnima or Ashadhi falls on Tithi Purnima or Puranmasi in the month of Ashadh, every year.
It is considered extremely significant for paying respect to teachers and chanting Mantras, Puja, and Snan-Daan.
Devashayani Ekadashi falls a few days before Ashadh Purnima. It starts on Tuesday, June 29, 2023, this year.
The date, Shubh Muhurat/ Vyasa Purnima or Ashadh Guru Purnima 2023/ Puja
Puja for Ashadh Purnima/ Ashadha GuruJupiter More Purnima or Sri Satya Narayan Vrat is observed on Monday, 3 July 2023, this year. People celebrate this auspicious Tithi with great enthusiasm, in India and Nepal.
Significance of GuruJupiter More Purnima/ Vyasa Purnima:
Ashadh Purnima is a spiritual and devotional festival in India and Nepal. Ashadha GuruJupiter More Purnima is a national holiday in Nepal.
GuruJupiter More Purnima festival signifies the relationship between Shishya(disciple) and GuruJupiter More (academic or spiritual teacher).
A large number of different dharma followers celebrate it with great enthusiasm and devotion.
Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, and Jain celebrate this Purnima, which shows harmony among all these religions.
To celebrate this auspicious period, devotees, disciples, music, and dance practitioners (who follow the Guru-Shishya tradition) take bath in the holy river, Chant Mantra.
They observe this festival with great pleasure and pay due respect to their GuruJupiter More (teacher).
People keep fast, worship God and GuruJupiter More (teacher), do rituals (Snan-Daan) offer gifts, like clothes(Vastra), food (Anna), or Dakshina to GuruJupiter More or Pundit.
Devotees take a holy bath in the river and observe it traditionally in India, Nepal, and other parts of the world. They pay due respect, show gratitude, and thank their living teachers, Gurus, or mentors.
People observe this sacred Tithi Ashadh GuruJupiter More Purnima or Vyasa Purnima in memory of well-educated sage Maharshi Vyasa, as this is his birth anniversary.
Sage Vyasa edited four Vedas: Rigveda, Yajurveda, Sam Veda, Atharvaveda, and eighteen Puranas, the Mahabharata, and the holy book Bhagavad Gita.
As the word “Gu” means darkness and “Ru” means the remover of the darkness, GuruJupiter More means one who removes darkness to show light. That is the reason we observe this Purnima as GuruJupiter More Purnima.
Chant GuruJupiter More Mantra on GuruJupiter More Purnima to seek blessings from GuruJupiter More:
Gurur Brahmaa Gurur Vishnu,
Gurur Devo Maheshawarah
GuruJupiter More Sakshaat Parabrahma
Tasmai Shri Guruve Namah.
Explanation of the Guru Mantra
The GuruJupiter More is Brahma, the GuruJupiter More is Vishnu, the GuruJupiter More is God Shiva, and the GuruJupiter More is verily supreme Brahma itself. Salutations to the adorable GuruJupiter More.
Buddhists consider it auspicious and celebrate this day, as Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon on this day at Sarnath, near Varanasi (U.P.)
For spiritual persons and Sanyasi, Chaturmas (a four months period) begins on this day.