अखण्डमण्डलाकारंव्याप्तंयेनचराचरम्। तत्पदंदर्शितंयेनतस्मैश्रीगुरवेनमः॥ The word guru is derived from two Sanskrit words, 'gu' & 'ru'. T
The word guru is derived from two Sanskrit words, ‘gu’ & ‘ru’. The root gu means darkness or ignorance, and ru denotes the dispeller of darkness. Therefore, a guru is the one who removes the darkness of our ignorance. Gurus are, thus, the most important part of our lives. The guide. The illuminator of the path. There are so many ways we can refer to them. But, they are always there whenever we need them, without fail. Hence, the place of Guru is very high in the Indian culture and mythology. In fact, even in the contemporary world, the tradition of Guru-Shishya Parampara still goes on when it comes to creative arts especially classical dance and music.
Since, time immemorial we have heard about the legends wherein the pupils have gone to great length to p appease their gurus. Be it Eklavya, Baiju Bawra or even Rushi, stories of Guru Shishya must have reached our ears. But bygone are those days, today we are the students and we feel indebted to our teachers for it is one of the noblest profession and may be the most thankless in today’s world.
So, on the auspicious and pious day of Guru Poornima, we offer our gratitude to all our teachers for selflessly bestowing upon us all their knowledge, time and effort to make us what we are today. We thank all the ‘gurus’ in the world to have imparted wisdom in some form or the other. That is why we truly agree with Sant‘Kabir’ when he said, “Just be remembering your Guru, you will be able to overcome the obstacles.”