Ashadh Jupiter More Purnima is an auspicious Tithi, celebrated as the birthday of sage Vyasa. This sacred Ashadh Purnima is also known as Vyasa Purnima or Guru Purnima.
The auspicious Tithi for Guru Purnima 2022
This sacred Guru 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, chanting Mantra, Puja, Snan-Daan.
Devshayani Ekadashi falls a few days before Ashadh Purnima, which is on Sunday, July 10, 2022, this year.
The date, Shubh Muhurat/ Vyasa Purnima or Ashadh Guru Purnima 2022/ Puja
Puja for Ashadh Purnima/ Ashadha Guru Purnima or Sri Satya Narayan Vrat is observed on Wednesday, 13 July 2022, this year. People celebrate this auspicious Tithi with great enthusiasm, in India and Nepal.
Significance of Guru Purnima/ Vyasa Purnima:
Ashadh Purnima is a spiritual and devotional festival of India and Nepal. Ashadha Guru Purnima is a national holiday in Nepal.
Guru Purnima festival signifies the relationship between Shishya(disciple) and Guru (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 the this auspicious period, devotees, disciples, music and dance practitioners (who follow Guru-Shishya tradition) take bath in holy river, Chant Mantra.
They observe this festival with great pleasure and pay due respect to their Guru (teacher).
People keep fast, worship God and Guru (teacher), do rituals (Snan-Daan) offer gifts, like clothes(Vastra), food (Anna) or Dakshina to Guru or Pundit.
Devotees take 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 Guru Purnima or Vyasa Purnima in the 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 Purana, the Mahabharata and the holy book Bhagavad Gita.
As the word “Gu” means darkness and “Ru” means the remover of the darkness, Guru means one who removes darkness to show light. That is the reason we observe this Purnima as Guru Purnima.
Chant Guru Mantra on Guru Purnima to seek blessings from Guru:
Gurur Brahmaa Gurur Vishnu,
Gurur Devo Maheshvarah
Guru Sakshaat Parabrahma
Tasmai Shri Guruve Namah.
Explanation of the Guru Mantra
The Guru is Brahma, the Guru is Vishnu, the Guru is God Shiva, the Guru is verily supreme Brahma itself. Salutations to the adorable Guru.
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.