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Krsna Janmashtami 2014

August 17, 2014 |

Madhav Dave – NHSF (UK) Learning Team 17th August 2014 (Shraavana Vad 8)

Krsna Janmashtami or Gokulastami is the Jayanti or appearance day of Lord Shri Krsna, the eighth of avatara of Lord Visnu. Observed on the eighth day (Astami) of the dark half of the month of … Read More

Raksha Bandhan 2014

August 10, 2014 |

10th August 2014 (Shraavana Sud 15)

Raksha Bandhan stirs up one of the deepest emotions in people – the steadfast and chaste bond of love between the brother and the sister. Raksha means ‘to protect’ and Bandhan means ‘binding’, hence … Read More

Guru Purnima 2014

July 13, 2014 |

NHSF (UK) Schools Team

Shyam Lakhani & Rajiv Kotecha

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुर्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः । गुरुरेव परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥१॥ 

‘Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru devo Maheswara. Guru shakshat, param Brahma, tasmai Shri Guruvay namah’

The Day :

On a day when the Hindu Community celebrates its revered spiritual, educational and inspirational leaders we pay homage to the importance of the day. We aim to learn,  understand and appreciate the value the day of  Guru Purnima brings.

The Ethos :

The day traditionally falls within the month of Ashadh (July-August). Hindus refer to this day as Guru Purnima, (Sometimes also called Vyasa Purnima). On this day, devotees offer puja (worship) to their Guru. Guru Purnima acknowledges the might of ones teacher or Guru through respect and reverence. The occasion is celebrated in memory of the great sage Vyasa whom it is believed was born on this day.

 

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