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 …
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.