Full Moon of the Guru
Guru Purnima 2013
July 22nd, IST
The Grace of God will be available in abundance on July 22nd, during the first Guru Purnima of the Golden Age. Each Full Moon carries a special astrological power. On the Full Moon of the Guru (Guru Purnima), the realization that God is within you can be awakened and activated.
This Guru Purnima is significant as the planet Moon will be in the sign of Sagittarius and will be receiving the aspect of Jupiter, which is more auspicious. More than that, it is also auspicious for Gurus and Holy people because the planet Ketu will trine the Moon. This makes, Guru Purnima 2013, very special for all to have their blessings from their Gurus.
Guru Purnima, or the Full Moon of the Guru, is celebrated in the month of Ashadha (July-August). Throughout the ages, Moon has been identified and recognized to bring bountiful blessings to those seeking God’s Grace. This Divine Moon occurs once a year and is the most important time by far for accessing the Divine. This day is significant for disciples who seek to get initiated by their Guru, students who desire to get the blessings of their teachers, and for everyone who wants to honor persons of great wisdom and learning.
The Greatness of Guru
The word 'Guru' means remover of darkness (In Sanskrit, “Gu” means darkness, “Ru” means remover). Traditionally, the Guru is considered as an embodiment of the Hindu Trinity Gods namely Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Thus, Guru Purnima is the day of eradicating ignorance and illuminating our lives with knowledge.
Monday, July 22nd is the most auspicious Full Moon of the year to pay one’s respect and reconnect to God or the Guru. This particular Guru Purnima ushers in a new profound energy to change your incorrect views about money. On this Full Moon of the Guru, the Guru can inspire us to overcome our limitations, even lethargy and conjure a life of wonderful possibilities.
7 Great Sages (Saptarishi) - Teachers of the Entire Universe
The Saptarishi or the 7 Great Sages (Angirasa, Atri, Bhrigu, Gautama, Marichi, Pulastya and Vasishtha) are venerated masters who completely dedicated themselves to the pursuit of inner bliss and divine light. The 7 Great Sages are the primeval teachers, who continue to guide humanity to the secrets of life and universe. They can help us acquire the finest qualities, such as unconditional love, faith, bliss, and forgiveness. On the Full Moon of the Guru, grace from these Masters is easily accessible to all those who think of them. Saptarishis are known as 'seers' as they possessed perfect knowledge about the past, present and future of humanity.
Did You Know
- Guru Purnima festival is also spelled as Guru Poornima.
- All the Goddesses are literally walking on the earth plane among us on Full Moon days.
- Guru Purnima is birthday of Veda Vyasa, considered an Incarnation of Vishnu. He authored the 4 Vedas, Mathematics, Mahabharata and many more immensely valuable writings.