'GURU UTSAVA' - A tribute to Guru
Every year, the full-moon day in the Indian calendar month of Ashada is of special significance in our culture, where the Guru-shishya parampara has prevailed for centuries. This day is Guru Poornima – the festival where all students offer worship to their gurus, and celebrate the birthday of one of the greatest of all Gurus – Veda Vyasa.
Guru Purnima (Sanskrit: गुरु पूर्णिमा, IAST: Guru Pūrṇimā) is an Indian festival dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers. This festival is to pay their respects to their teachers and express their gratitude. The festival is celebrated on the full moon day (Purnima) in the month of Ashadh (June–July). 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 puja (worship) or pay respect to their guru (spiritual guide).
Guru Poornima at Ranjani Fine Arts is celebrated with a series of half-hour performances by music teachers in and around Bellandur.