On this path as healers, Ayurvedic physicians, as Ayurvedic practioners, we remember and express our deepest gratitude to our teachers (an aspect of the guru), who continue to instruct us in the ways of both classical Ayurveda and its value as an integrated healing art with mainstream western medicine. Dr. Bharat Vaidya of Ayurveda Sadhana and Dr. Alakananda Ma of Alandi Ayurveda Gurukula, we honor your work as teachers and skilled practitioners of Ayurveda.
गुरु ब्रम्हा गुरु विष्णू
गुरुः देवो महेश्वरा
गुरु शाक्षात परब्रम्हा
तस्मै श्री गुरुवे नमः
Gurur Brahmaa Gurur Vishnu
Gurur Devo Maheshwarah
Guru Saakshaata Parabrahma
Tasmai Shri Guruve Namah
The transliteration of this mantra in English means:
The Guru is the Creator (Brahma), Guru is the Preserver (Vishnu),
Gurudeva is the Destroyer (Maheshwara)
Guru is the absolute (singular) Lord himself,
Salutations to the most honored Guru (teacher).
We honor our teachers this Guru Purnima 2017.
For more information on the celebration of the teacher during the midsummer full moon, read more here.