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ब्लग - साहित्य / नेपाली चाडपर्व तथा दिन विशेष लेखहरू

Guru Purnima Barta/Vyas Jayanti/Poornima Vrata


ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय ।
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय ।
मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

That is

"O, God! Always allow me to embrace the truth, do not keep me in the darkness of ignorance, always give me the light of knowledge and consciousness, show me the way towards it, and give me such knowledge that I can remain immortal in the light of knowledge beyond the fear of this materialistic illusionary cycle of life and death."

May the day of Guru Poornima lighten every dismal night. May there be peace in this world, may there be embryonic peace, may there be primordial peace, and may there be spiritual peace.

The meaning of the above mantra, which is appreciated by the Upanishads, illustrates the enlightenment of knowledge and its importance. The knowledge imparted by the Guru and its connection with human life has remained very deep.

No matter what religion or denomination we belong to, Guru and gravity are of great importance for acquiring knowledge and skills, and in the world, knowledge is probably the only thing that grows as it is shared.

Background of Guru Poornima
On Ashadh Shukla Purni, i.e. Guru Purni, it is celebrated by showing reverence to the Guru who imparts education to oneself. On this day, knowledge is worshiped as a guru. This day is celebrated all over the planet on Gurupurni, showing respect and reverence for the Guru.

Adherents of Sanatan Dharma and Buddhism consider this day as a special day to express their gratitude to the Guru who showed them the way to their religion and traditional cultural knowledge.

From the darkness of ignorance and unconsciousness to the light of knowledge and consciousness, all the gurus who show the right path are worshiped today.

 "गुरु ब्रह्मा, गुरु विष्णु गुरु देवो महेश्वर,
 गुरु साक्षात् परमं ब्रह्मा तस्मै श्री गुरुवे नम:"

 "The Guru is Brahma, the Guru is Vishnu and the Guru is Lord Shankara. The Guru is the real Parabrahm, I greet such a Guru. "

“Only a True Guru, who knows God and is in oneness with God, can connect you to God.”

Life teaches us something at every turn, so being able to memorize every lesson will be the right use of Guru Purnima.

Let's bow down and remember all the teachers, including Sir, Miss, Dai, and Didi. You can be both a good teacher and a good disciple. Happy Guru Purnima!

Vyasa Jayanti
Now I add another relevance and dedicate my words to a great scholar "Guru Vyasa", the one who compiled and crafted Mahabharata in his words. Guru Vyasa is traditionally credited for the compilation and creation of didactic poetry around the central heroic narrative of Mahabharata.

Guru Vyasa
Not just a writer, Vyasa is also remembered as a significant character of Mahabharata. Let me elaborate more on Vyasa's existence on Mahabharata, technically Vyasa and Bhisma are stepbrothers. The mother of Vyasa, Satyavati later married King Shantanu, Shantanu is the father of Bhisma. Shantanu promised to declare Satyabati's offspring as a crown prince but Shantanu had already declared Bhisma as a prince and heir to the throne. Knowing this, Bhisma later never made any claim to the throne in his pursuit of getting his father out of the distress. Tragically, both the sons of Satyavati died. Satyavati's premarital first-born, Vyasa, laments that his mother abandoned him to fate immediately after birth. He returns to his birthplace in search of his mother who, he finds out, is now the queen of Hastinapur.

Vyasa is also known as a transcriber of Vedas and Puranas. Guru Vyasa is one of the eight Chiranjeevi (long-lived and immortals), these Chiranjeevi are still in existence. Guru Vyasa was born at the end of Treta Yuga and he witnessed the whole era of Dwapar Yuga. Vyasa's writings often bring the Yamuna river nostalgia and metaphors, he was born in a village at the bank of the river Yamuna.

Guru Purnima is also known as Vyasa Purnima, the day when great scholar Vyasa was born and the day when he divided the Vedas.

Vyasa is the greatest sage of eastern philosophy and Sanatan living, he edited four Vedas, wrote 18 Puranas, the epics Mahabharata and the Srimad Vagwatam, and even guided Dattatreya to gain knowledge, Vyasa is a guru of gurus.

Happy Vyasa Jayanti too.

Poornima Vrata

The last day of Shukla Paksha is the full moon day. Today is the Kartik Poornima, a Poornima which officially concludes the convoy of festivals. On this tithi, the moon is the brightest and most magnificent. It is believed that fasting on this day brings immense lunar grace to health, prosperity, and peace. On the full moon day, Lord Shiva and Vishnu are especially worshipped. Special worship to Lord Vishnu is done in the form of Satya Narayan Puja. Satya Narayan Puja is usually performed whenever possible, although the fruits of this puja performed on the day of the full moon are very abundant.

From a scientific point of view, it is said that gravity will have a great effect on the earth on the day of the full moon and self-purification will be done by fasting on this day and remembering the name of God. By fasting on this day, the metabolic process will be strengthened, gastric problems will be solved and positive energy will increase in the body.

This day is fasted from sunrise in the morning to moonrise in the evening. Some people observe this fast without drinking water, while others observe this fast by eating only one meal and eating no salt (alino) food. In the evening, after the moonrise, the fast ends with the sighting of the moon. Happy Kartik Purnima to everyone this year.

Suyog Dhakal

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