The facts about the Ram Navami Pujan and Guru Purnima Puja

The facts about the Ram Navami Pujan and Guru Purnima Puja

As we know, Hindu festivities and rituals are humongous in number. And there are various subdivisions of the culture across India. Each festival is celebrated on a specific day as per the lunar calendar. For example, full moon day or purnima is considered to be pious so many festivals are scheduled on these days. There are days or the times in particular like Vasant Panchami which takes place on the 5th day of the Vasant or Spring season as per the Hindu Calendar. Few of such festivals are listed below.

The Ram Navami Pujan

Lord Rama, considered to be the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu, is said to be born on this day in Ayodhya. His parents were King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya. Ram Navami also marks the end of the Chaitra Navaratri that is held during the month of Chaitra (march-april) as per lunar calendar. On this day various rituals , bhajan , kirtan and enchanting of traditional prayers take place. Some people pray at their houses or local temples by following rules and regulations relating to this festival. However there are a large number of them who visit places where this festival is celebrated hugely. These are Ayodhya, Sita Samahit Sthal, Bhadrachalam and Rameswaram. Many hindus celebrate the Kalyanotsavam, that is, the marriage ceremony of Sita and Rama. Ram Navami Puja Guru Purnima Puja 2016

2017 is supposed to be held on 5th April.

The Guru Purnima Pujan

This day is dedicated to the Guru or spiritual or academic teachers. On this day, the hindus, Jains and Buddhists pay respect and gratitude to their teachers and Guru. The Buddhists traditionally celebrate this as a devotion to Lord Budhha. In the tradition of Yoga, this day is said to pay honor to Lord Shiva who transferred the yoga to the Saptarishis. However, this day is also known as Vyasa Purnima; as the great sage Vyasa is believed to be born on this day.

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He is said to end his writing on asadha sudha in Brahma Sutras on this day. Moreover, the Guru Shishya Parampara is maintained on this day when the students, be it in the field of academics, music, dance or any other art forms, pay respect to their teachers.

The Guru word is derived from the words gu and ru. The word gu in Sanskrit denotes ignorance and ru denotes abolisher. Thus, the gurus are considered to be the abolishers of ignorance. They are a necessary part of life as they give us wisdom from their teachings. They enlighten us so that we can move forward in life and follow the right path. Though there are many cultural meaning of this day, people from many religion follow this day for showing their affection to the person who taught them the art in which they gained expertise, because of them. For this year, i.e. for the year 2017, the Guru Purnima Pooja 2017 falls on 09th July which is on a Sunday. So, with due diligence, observe the pujan.

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Jan, 12 2017 01:38 pm