“May you realize the true purpose and potential of life. On this Guru Pournami, my Grace is upon you.”
The word “Guru” in Sanskrit is translated as “dispeller of darkness.” A Guru dispels the seeker’s ignorance, allowing him to experience the source of creation within. The day of Guru Pournami is traditionally the time when seekers offer the Guru their gratitude and receive his blessings. Guru Pournami is also considered an especially beneficial day to practice yogic sadhana and meditation.
The full moon day in the month of Ashadha (July-August) is known as Guru Pournami. This sacred day marks the very first transmission of the yogic sciences from Shiva – the Adiyogi or First Yogi – to the Saptarishis, the seven celebrated sages. This momentous occasion took place on the banks of the lake Kantisarovar, which stands a few kilometers above the Kedarnath Temple in the Himalayas. Thus, the Adiyogi became the Adi Guru or the First Guru on this day. The Saptarishis carried this knowing offered by Adiyogi throughout the world. Even today, every spiritual process on the planet draws from the spine of knowing created by Adiyogi.
“When we were called out to perform, I held my Guru in my heart, I lost myself in the dance and it happened beautifully, in my experience. A very rare opportunity to be with my Master and offer a dance on Guru Pournami..”