Guru Purnima

Full moon rising over the Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles. Aug 2021.

Guru Purnima is observed on the day of the full moon this month. The full moon today will be at 2:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists observe this day primarily to recognize the role of the guru in the process of enlightenment.

The Bhagavad Gita is a prime example of teaching. Arjuna is taught by Krishna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. Here are a few verses from the Gita:

The video description: A Selection of Verses from the Bhagavad Gītā with transliteration (first half of video) and English translation (second half of video). The recording of these verses was commissioned by ‘Sanskrit at St James’.

Happy Guru Purnima.

Previous posts on Guru Purnima: July 2, 2012. July 30, 2015.

Author: Atanu Dey


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