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Guru Purnima

Blessed Soul,

Guru Purnima is celebrated every year on the full moon in June/July. Guru (gu = darkness, ru = remover of that darkness (spiritual ignorance). The guru dispels the darkness and brings light and knowledge to the disciple.

Guru Purnima is a great opportunity for disciples and devotees to show their respect and gratitude to the guru. The guru always protects the disciples and bestows wisdom, knowledge, love and light upon them.

Guru Purnima is especially dedicated to the ancient Sage Vyasa, one’s own guru and the divine within oneself (the Self). If the disciple cannot meet the guru in person, then he marks the day with meditation on his guru and by practising his teachings. The disciple can also remember with gratitude any teachers, especially spiritual teachers, but also school and college teachers who made a great impact on his life, imparting knowledge to him.

Swami will be resident at the Shanti Madom Ashram and disciples and devotees are welcome to visit and celebrate Guru Purnima with him at the ashram (programme details below).

Swamiji wishes all devotees all over the world a happy Guru Purnima and bestows blessings of light and love, confidence, happiness, harmony and health.

Two traditional stotras/hymns to the guru:

Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu

Gurur Devo Maheshwara

Gurur Sakshat Para Brahma

Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha

Guru is the creator, the protector and the destroyer. The guru Himself is one with the highest Being, worship to the guru

Chaithanyam Shashwata Shantam

Nirakaram Niranjanam

Nada Bindu Kalatitam

Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha

Worship to the guru who is consciousness itself – peaceful, eternal, formless and spotless. He is beyond time, space and causality.


Shanthi Madom Ashram, Azhikode, Kerala, is celebrating Gurupoornima (Vyaasa Poornima) on Friday, 31st July 2015.

The programme schedule is as follows:

6.00 a.m. – Guru pooja

9.00 a.m. – Nama Japa

10.30 a.m. – Satsang

Spiritual Talk by Sadhoo Vinod, Avadhootha Ashram, Payyanur

Invocation of Blessings By Swami Atmachaithanya

6.00 p.m. – Yoga Class by Yogacharya P V Ravindran (President, Kannur District Yoga Association)


A Guru is needed for spiritual awakening and upliftment.

Let the blessings of the Guru lead all men to the path of righteousness and spiritual development.

Vyasaya Vishnu Roopaya, Vyasa Roopaya Vishnave 
Namo vai  Bhrama Nidhe, Vasishtaya Namo Namaha

Love & Blessings,

Swami Atmachaithanya