गुरु गोविन्द दोऊ खड़े काको लागूं पायं।
बलिहारी गुरु आपने जिन गोविन्द दियो बताय।।
Saint Kabir says: Guru (master) and Govind(God) are standing together whom should I first bow my head or touch feet. Here the poet is suggesting that we have to touch guru's (teacher or master) feet first because it is he who taught us about the God.
On 24 July 2016, devotees of New Delhi and the surrounding areas got a divine delight as they celebrated Guru Purnima during the monthly congregation at Divya Dham Ashram. The attendees experienced overflow of joy and bliss as they offered their devotion in the lotus feet of their divine Master, His Holiness Satguru Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji.
In a disciple’s life, Guru Purnima marks the crown of all festivals. In the heart of a disciple, it triumphs over all other celebrations. On this day, minds are drenched in Guru’s direction and bodies in His devotion. This day during the month of Aashaadha, according to the Vedic calendar, is the most pious for a disciple. It is the opportunity for a disciple to worship his master offering the innermost and the deepest gratitude towards the Satguru.
Guru Purnima celebration is reflection of Master’s perfection as he flawlessly showers His loving grace, divine knowledge, and moksha, all while dismissing aptitude of the receiver. Guru Purnima is also a day for a disciple’s devotion and to demonstrate adherence towards the Guru. The day is special solely for that disciple who has solidified from within by pursuing Guru’s commandments. Connected within through the vivacious techniques of Brahm Gyan and upon realizing His supreme excellence in the human garb, a disciple is able to truly perform Guru Pooja.
Way before the early hours of dawn, the disciple dives deep into Dhyan of the Master, carries out Pooja throughout the morning, subsequently spends the entire day dwelling each breath with Gurudev. On this full moon night, the disciple sings praises under the serene sheet of stars while soaking in Guru’s godly love.
To the world He’s just a man, but to those who know Him, He is their entire world.
To a materialist, Gurupuja may be seen as merely a ritual on the outside however an awakened soul understands the depth of this sanctimonious yearly event as one which occurs entirely within, in the deep-seated roots of the atman (the soul).
A true disciple reflects on the year gone by and stands witness to Guru’s nourishing grace that leads him throughout the entire time. This event further sharpens one’s focus towards the spiritual goals. Furthermore, Guru Purnima gets the disciple ready for any obstacles or hurdles that may come in the upcoming year.
Various preachers of the organization led the masses throughout the event with devotion filled sermons and inspirational musical hymns. Praying for the well-being of all, disciples meditated collectively and vowed to contribute fully to Satguru Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji’s grand mission of global peace.