Mangaluru: The Sanathana Organization held a press meet at Prabhu Nivas, near Urwa market here on July 29.
Addressingthe mediapersons Ramanand Gowda from Sanathana Organization, briefed on the significance of Gurupurnima and said that the festival will be celebrated in 8 places in Karnataka and in Mangaluru it will be celebrated at Srinivas Kalyana Mantapon July 31. Various Hindu organizations will also celebrate Gurupurnima at 8 places.
He further said that the celebrations are marked by ritualistic respect to the guru and Guru Puja. The Guru Principle is said to be a thousand times more active on the day of Gurupurnima than on any other day. The word guru is derived from two words, 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). Indian academics celebrate this day by thanking their teachers as well as remembering past teachers and scholars.
He also said that we do not have a Hindu Channel to raise our voice against the atrocities on Hindus. We need to have a Hindu Channel and the same will be discussed. We will also bring awareness among the people about the significance of Gurupurnima.
State vice president of Sri Rama Sene, Kumar Malemar speaking on the occasion said that people do not know much about Gurupurunima. On July 31, we are celebrating Gurupurnima and we are trying to bring awareness among the Hindus. We need more TV channels to highlight the significance of Gurupurnima. He urged the mediapersons to give wide publicity so that more and more people will take part in the celebrations on July 31.
Hindu Jana Jagrati Samiti DK district leader Vijay Kumar speaking on the occasion said, “There are number of atrocities on Hindus but we are unable to raise our voices. Sanatana Dharma is teaching to respect the Gurus. Hindu Janajagrati Samiti is working hard to bring awareness among the Hindu community about Gurupurnima. If we need to achieve our goal we need a Guru to guide us and we are achieving our goals under the able guidance of our gurus. Gurupurnima was one of the most important festivals in the nation. People celebrated it irrespective of caste or creed because in this country, the most important thing was not wealth or money. Knowledge or knowing was considered the highest value. A teacher or guru was considered the highest entity in society because knowing is the most important thing.