Guru Purnima is a significant festival celebrated by countless disciples worldwide. It is a day of utmost devotion and gratitude towards the Guru, who enables self-realization and the attainment of the Divine. This article provides information about the date, timings, and significance of Guru Purnima 2023.
Understanding the Guru
A Guru, also known as a spiritual master, plays a crucial role in guiding and empowering seekers on the path to the Divine. The Guru’s teachings lead the disciples to their ultimate destination—the realm of the Divine. People from all walks of life express their gratitude for the Guru’s role in their spiritual journey.
Guru Purnima holds astrological significance as Jupiter, considered the manifestation of ‘Brihaspati,’ the Guru of the Gods of Heaven in Vedic Astrology. On this day, the cosmos emits phenomenally powerful positive energies that aid spiritual seekers in accelerating their progress.
Date and Timings
Guru Purnima 2023 will be celebrated on July 3 (Monday) this year. According to the Hindu Lunar Calendar, it falls on the Purnima Tithi or Full Moon of the ‘Shukla Paksha’ (Waxing or Bright Phase of the Moon) in the month of Ashada.
The Purnima Tithi or the Full Moon period for Guru Purnima 2023 will commence on July 2 at 08:20 pm and conclude at 05:08 pm on July 3. Various sacred rituals, including the astrologically beneficial Guru Purnima Puja, can be performed after sunrise on July 3 until the evening when the Purnima Tithi ends.
Significance of Guru Purnima
Guru Purnima is a day when the entire cosmos emits profoundly powerful positive energies that aid spiritual seekers in their progress. This festival is not limited to those completely dedicated to the spiritual path but extends to individuals entangled in material obligations or desires who seek significant progress on the spiritual front without devoting their entire lives to the ultimate goal.
Guru Purnima is celebrated with unparalleled gratitude towards the Guru or master because it is through the Guru’s teachings and guidance that disciples attain Divine consciousness. The Holy Hindu scriptures contain various mantras and verses that emphasize the Guru’s role as the ‘Supreme Being’ manifested as a human to help individuals achieve their ultimate spiritual goals and follow the path of righteousness throughout life.
The festival is a gesture of devotion and gratitude toward the Guru by spiritual path disciples or seekers, expressing their appreciation to their Gurus and the world. The Guru’s teachings, guidance, and unwavering efforts empower disciples to break free from the cycle of birth and death and achieve self-realization amid endless divine bliss.
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