Guru Purnima – Shree Swaminarayan Temple Perth Australia

Guru Purnima

Guru Poornima means paying homage to dedicated Guru (spiritual master) and to honor win. It falls on the full moon day in the month of Aashada (July – August).

What does word Guru Poornima mean?
Guru – a Sanskrit word.
Gu – means darkness (Agnan)
Ru – means remover a darkness (Agnan)

Who can be a guru?
One who inspires and guides us on to the Path of God -realization and separates from illusion (Maya) is a true guru. He is said to be a representative of God.

Respect for a Guru
Carry/obey his/her orders, commands wishes.
Please him / her.
Should surrender completely in to him/her
Respect him by speech, action and mind.


It was started by disciples of Bhagwan Veda Vyasa. Disciples/students of Vyasji visited him ceremoniously on the day of Ashad Sud Poonam. Veda Vyasa, the author to 18 poor Ana including Bhagwat Geeta and Shrimad Bhagwatam and many others. Since them this day is celebrated with great respect of one’s guru.

Who can be a Guru?
One who suppresses the action of Maya’s gun’s ( illusion quality), the indriyas (senses) the antakaran (inner illusion) etc. but he himself does not get suppressed by their action, who engages in activities related to God, strictly observes 5 Vartmans (vows) believes him self as Brahm (perfect soul) and worship God. Therefore such a sadhu can be served as per with god. Vachnamrut G.A.P. 26

Why need of a Guru?
It is said that one cannot make any advancement, no matter how brilliant one is to be a perfect soul a Guru.

Serving a Guru
When a shishya (student) associates with a sant (guru) then regardless of any swabhav (habit) that he may posses he eradicates it and if he/she behaves according to the Sant’s will, order and command (G.A.P.27).