Ashadh Jupiter Purnima is an auspicious Tithi, celebrated as the birthday of sage Vyasa. This sacred Ashadh Purnima is also known as Vyasa Purnima or Jupiter Purnima.
The auspicious Tithi/ Date for Guru Purnima 2022
This sacred Jupiter 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 Mantra, Puja, and Snan-Daan.
Devashayani Ekadashi falls a few days before Ashadh Purnima. It starts at 04:39 PM on July 9, 2022, Devashayani Ekadashi Vrat 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 Jupiter 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 Jupiter Purnima/ Vyasa Purnima:
Ashadh Purnima is a spiritual and devotional festival in India and Nepal. Ashadha Jupiter Purnima is a national holiday in Nepal.
Jupiter Purnima festival signifies the relationship between Shishya(disciple) and Jupiter (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 Guru-Shishya tradition) take bath in the holy river, Chant Mantra.
They observe this festival with great pleasure and pay due respect to their Jupiter (teacher).
People keep fast, worship God and Jupiter (teacher), do rituals (Snan-Daan) offer gifts, like clothes(Vastra), food (Anna), or Dakshina to Jupiter 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 Jupiter 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 Puranas, the Mahabharata, and the holy book Bhagavad Gita.
As the word “Gu” means darkness and “Ru” means the remover of the darkness, Jupiter means one who removes darkness to show light. That is the reason we observe this Purnima as Jupiter Purnima.
Chant Jupiter Mantra on Jupiter Purnima to seek blessings from Jupiter:
Gurur Brahmaa Gurur Vishnu,
Gurur Devo Maheshavarah
Jupiter Sakshaat Parabrahma
Tasmai Shri Guruve Namah.
Explanation of the Guru Mantra
The Jupiter is Brahma, the Jupiter is Vishnu, the Jupiter is God Shiva, and the Jupiter is verily supreme Brahma itself. Salutations to the adorable Jupiter.
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.