Guru Purnima 2022: Date, History, Auspicious Time, And Significance

Author – Padmaja Vangala

Sri Ganeshaya Namaha
Sri Gurubhoy Namaha
Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha Parabrahmane Namaha

Guru Purnima 2022

मातृ ददेवोभव ,पितृ देवोभव, आचवर्य देवोभव
In Plavanama year Guru Poornima falls on Ashada Shukla Poornima, Wednesday 13/6/22. In the Hindu religion, it is widely celebrated by disciples to honor their teachers. Guru Purnima is also called Vyas Purnima celebrating the birth of Krishna Davaipayana better known as Ved Vyas Rushi. His birth was typical and related to the legendary epic Mahabharat. He was born to famous Astrologer Sage Parashura and mother Satyavathi, a fisherwoman in Damauli village located in Nepal.

Guru Purnima 2022

He married Valika and got a son by the name of Shuka Maharshi who is famous as Brahmachari. In Odhissa a famous town Ved Vyasnagar is also developed. With the permission of his mother, Vyas rushi performed penance in the forest to fulfill his goal with the guidance of his Guru Vasudeva. Further, he learned many sastras from Sanaka and Sananda who stayed in Naimisharanya. Ved Vyas Maharshi taught four Vedas to his disciples namely Rigveda to Paila Rushi, Yajur Veda to Vaishampayana Rushi, Samaveda to Jamini Rushi, and Atharvaveda to Samanth Rushi on Ashada Shukla Purnima. Since then, it is called Ved Vyas Purnima as he divided four Vedas among his disciples.

Further, he taught Puranas to Lomaharshana Rushi. Veda Vyasa dictated asthadasa Puranas to Lord Ganesh. He started writing Brahma sutras to understand Shrutis (Vedanta Sutras) explaining Brahma Vidya to attain Brahmatvam on the day of Ashada Purnima. His main path is on Karma, devotion, and Knowledge. Since the Vedic period, Chaturmasa Vrat is observed for four months from Ashada Shukla Purnima to Karthik Shukla Dwadasi by sages and married men. An Epic Mahabharat was also written by him.

With the advice of Narada Mahamuni, he wrote Srimad Bhagavatam to fulfill the goal and purpose of his life. He is one of Saptha Chiranjeevi which means everlasting or immortal. The seat of giving spiritual discourses is said to be Vyasa peetam. He also taught Brahma Vidya to Lord Dattatreya.

Lord Dattatreya is son of Mata Anasuya and Atri Rushi. He is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu with three heads Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheswar. He is also called Digambara and Sripada Vallabha. Swamy Sachitananda Sadguru conferred him with his paduka on Margashirsha Shukla Divitiya and continued as Gurupaduka Siddhi Divas. He married Anagha who is the avatar of Lakshmi Devi. They got eight sons known as Ashtamahasiddi. Margashirsha Shukla Ashtami is famous as Datta Angha Vrat widely celebrated in South India to attain wealth and prosperity and to vanish past sins.

The Hindu Dharma is based on Rushi parampara. The Rushis gave birth to God and Goddesses and demons, one among is Swamy Dattatreya. After obtaining Gurupaduka he started Guruparampara a lineage of Guru. Rushi Parampara continued with Guru Paramparam. Swamy Dattatreya is a pioneer of Lineage of Guru’s. He is called Guru of Guru’s. He started a new cult Nath Sampradaya.

Navnath follows this cult and their Guru is Dattatreya Swamy. He is Guru of Lord Parushuram an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Karthyaveerayarjun is an ardent devotee of Dattatreya who exiled Ravan in his court. He is having 1000 hands and he crushed Narmada River with his hands. In Maharashtra Das Gosavai is one of his disciple and Das Bhod is famous parayana Granth today. Guru Shishya relation continued since evolution of the earth. Lord Vishnu is Guru of Lord Shiva, Lord Shiva inturn is Guru of Lord Vishnu. Sage Vashista and Vishwamitra are Guru of Lord Rama. Sandipani Mahamuni is Guru of Lord Krishna.

Guru Purnima 2022

Dronacharya, and Karna are disciples of Lord Parushuram. The great sage Valmiki is the disciple of Sage Narada. Even today Guru parampara is continued during Ayyappa Deeksha. The best relation is Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Swamy Vivekananda. It is a globally recognized Guru_- Shisyha bonding and still, their teachings are followed. Adi Sankaracharya established four preetha in India to uphold Dharma and his lineage is continued as Sankaracharya. Vaishnav cult Shaiva cult, Shakth cult, Madhwa cult, Lingayat cult Brahman cult were developed based on cast and Guru Shisyha parampara offshoot to many branches.

It is difficult to explain Guru parampara relation in Hindusim. Many, Many More and More sages and Gods developed this Lineage. It is everlasting but never-ending. The uphold of dharma is maintained properly even today. All these were achieved by performing penance and Sadhana. Perform Pooja and sadhana on this occasion to continue Hindu Dharma. Even demon’s also performed penance under the guidance of their Guru.

Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Guru Devo Maheshwara, Guru Sakshath parabrahma thasmaye Shree Guruvhey Namaha:
Brahma is the mother a creator, Vishnu is the father and Shiv is Acharya. Taking the blessings of parents and teachers on this day is auspicious. Submit to Gurudev feet Twameva Matacha pithaa Twameva,Twameva Bandhu sakhathe Twameva, Twameva Vidya dravinam Twameva, Twameva Sarvam mama deva deva. Ved Vyas temple is located at Basara in Adilabad District, in Telangana, he performed penance near Godavari river to please Goddess Saraswati and trishakti temple is constructed at this place.

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