In the Vedic tradition, respect to one’s Guru is one of the five ‘Vedic Pillars’ that are to be observed and followed by society.
In this tradition, knowledge is passed down in full, from Guru to Sishya without distortion. It’s a top-down approach, a lineage and an unbroken chain. The Guru never holds anything back and hands down all to the next generation.
We share glimpses of Gurupurnima celebrations across the country.
Semmangudi Higher Secondary School, Sembangudi, Tamil Nadu
The teaching and non-teaching staff of the school attended the Gurupurnima Pooja at Manjakkudi (the birthplace of our founder). This was followed by celebrations at the Semmangudi Higher Secondary School, Sembangudi during the morning assembly. Our students participated in the programme by giving speeches on the occasion of Gurupurnima.
Swami Dayananda Matric Higher Secondary School, Manjakkudi, Tamil Nadu
At the Manjakkudi school, the entire school staff assembled in the meditation hall in the morning for the Gurupurnima Pooja. The members of the academic staff then proceeded to the meditation hall for the morning pooja. From there, they proceeded to the Manimandapam to take Swamijis blessings. After collecting the prasadam, the school staff came back to the school premises for the Gurupurnima function.
The function at the school began at 9.15 am with our students giving speeches, singing bhajans and reciting slokas from the Bhagavad Gita. The entire audience then recited Guru Namavali from the book. Then the chief guest, Sri. R. Seshadri, assistant professor, department of Sanskrit, Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, Manjakkudi, Tamil Nadu spoke on the importance of respecting Gurus while correspondent, Sri. MG Srininvasan spoke on Guru Parampa and extolled our students to respects their parents and teachers. Our students then paid floral tributes to Pujya Swamiji, collected prasadam and then went to their respective classrooms.
Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, Manjakkudi, Tamil Nadu
At the college next door, Gurupurnima was celebrated at the Sri GR Auditorium with correspondent Sri.M.G. Srinivasan presiding over the celebration. While addressing the gathering, he said that Guru Poornima is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Veda Vysya who composed many scriptures. Sri. Srinivasan also spoke about Swamiji. The college principal, Dr. N.. Kanakasabesan then welcomed the gathering.
Soon, after the welcome address, Divya, a second year B.Sc (Chemistry) spoke on Veda Vyasa while Raja Mathangi, a third year BCA student spoke on Gurupurnima.
Our Chatralayam students then chanted Sri Guru Stotram and Dayananda Panchakam.
All the faculty members and students paid floral tribute to Pujya Swamiji.
Swami Dayananda Saraswati Vidyalaya, Khargone, Madhya Pradesh
In central India, the school students and staff of the newly opened Swami Dayananda Saraswati Vidyalaya, Khargone, Madhya Pradesh paid rich floral tributes to the founder of AIM for Seva. We are happy to announce that the newly opened school in the heart of rural central India has got 221 admissions so far.