Guru Poornima

Sri Swamiji celebrated the special occasion at the holy kshetras of Senganoor and Govindapuram, near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu. That night was a rare total lunar eclipse, an extremely auspicious time to perform Nama sankirtan. So on Guru Poornima night, at Govindapuram (the hallowed  ‘Nama’ kshetra that is home to the jiva samadhi of the great saint Sri Bhagavan Nama Bodhendra Saraswati Swami), at Chaitanya Kuteeram (the abode of Lord Jagannatha and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu himself), under the shining full moon, blissful Mahamantra kirtan was performed. During the day, as part of the celebrations at Senganoor, Sri Swamiji gave a brief upanyasam about the significance of Guru Poornima and the importance of the Guru.

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The Purpose of a Guru

1. To which Lord is Adhika masa auspicious? A. Lord Shiva B. Lord Brahma C. Lord Krishna 2. What is the other name for Adhika Masa? A. Purushottama Masa B. Chaturmasya C. Dhanur Masa 3. Once in how many months …

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Guru Poornima Message In Srimad Bhagavatam, Sage Narada, while speaking to Sage Veda Vyasa about his earlier birth, says that he attained bhakti simply through association with sadhus. In fact, he says that the Lord Himself told him (then a …

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July 12, 2014 was celebrated as Guru Poornima, an auspicious day to celebrate, worship and extol the greatness of the Guru. On this occasion, let’s see if you know who were the Gurus of some famous Indian personalities. 1. Who …

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  What is the mukhya prayojana (main purpose) and the mukhya kãrya (main work) of the Guru? Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji says, “The work of the Guru is to stop the manas (mind) that is running towards prakriti (world) and …

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Ekadasi vrata (fast) is janma vrata (one to be adhered to throughout our lifetime). People follow several different fasts. Many ladies observe Ratha saptami vrata, which bestows auspiciousness. There are many fasts that are taken up with some material benefit …

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Infinite ways to Infinite Bliss Srimad Bhagavata Mahatmyam, at the very outset says: ‘Chintaamanir-loka-sukham suradruhu swargasampadam; prayacchati guruhu preeto Vaikuntam yogidurlabam’ — Chintamani bestows worldly desires; Kalpakavruksha even the comforts of heaven but Vaikuntam, rare even for Yogis, is attained …

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