Guru Purnima – 16.Jul.2019

The Guru Purnima festival is celebrated on the full moon day (Purnima) in the Hindu month of Ashadha(June–July). The festival was revived by Mahatma Gandhi to pay tribute to his spiritual guru Shrimad Rajchandra. The celebration is marked by spiritual activities and may include a ritualistic event in honor of the Guru, Guru Pooja. The Guru Principle is said to be a thousand times more active on the day of Guru Purnima than on any other day. The word Guru is derived from two words, gu and ru. The Sanskrit root gu means darkness or ignorance, and ru denotes the remover of that darkness. Therefore, a Guru is one who removes the darkness of our ignorance. Gurus are believed by many to be the most necessary part of life. On this day, disciples offer pooja (worship) or pay respect to their Guru (spiritual guide). In addition to having religious importance, this festival has great importance for Indian academics and scholars. Indian academics celebrate this day by thanking their teachers as well as remembering past teachers and scholars. Read more on The Wikipedia.

The Sai Zentrum, Zurich is having special Bhajans, Veda chanting and Satsang from 7:00 p.m. on this sacred day. All are welcome. Website: Sai Zentrum Zurich

The Art of Living Foundation is celebrating the day with a special Mantra chanting and meditation from 7:00 p.m. Ph: +41 76 448 87 31 for details.