What, when and why?
Its Origin/ History
Gurus in our Scriptures
The Bhagwa Dhwaj
Hindu Dharma
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Who do we regard as Guru in Sangh?

Bhagwa Dhwaj.

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Guru as translated literally means

One who dispels darkness

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He was one of the Sapta Rishis and the Guru of Shree Raam

Guru Vashishta

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At the beginning of shakha, whilst we hoist the dhwaj, we recite a mantra (via ghosh) called the .....

Dhwajaropanam

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These are the three gunas said to be found in all of us

Sattva, rajas, and tamas

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Guru Purnima celebrates the sacred relationship between 

Guru (teacher) and Shishya (disciple)

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Guru Purnima is also referred to as ...... in honor of this great sage 

Vyasa Purnima

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This famously criticized persona was the Vidya Guru of the Pandavas

Drona

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The shape of the dhwaj (the ends) represents ...... 

the rising flames of a fire

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This was a lie told by Yudisthira.

'Aswatthamma is dead'

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 The Guru-Shishya succession system is called 

 the Guru Parampara system

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Ved Vyasa compiled these four books known broadly as the

Vedas

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This Guru is described as dowing a golden complexion and was responsible for expounding Bhakti Yoga and popularizing chanting of the Hare Krishna Mahamantra

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

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The color of the dhwaj embodies the orange hue of the rising sun which signifies

The dispelling of darkness and the dispersion of light

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The God of Ayurveda/ Health/ Medicine

Dhanvantri

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We offer gratitude to our Gurus by offering 

Guru Dakshina

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The yogic tradition reveals that Guru Purnima was first celebrated in honor of

Lord Shiva manifesting as Adi Guru

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Sage Ashtavakra is the Guru of which great King in the Ramcharitramanas

Raja Janaka

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The word "Bhagwa" in "Bhagwa Dhwaj" comes from the word "Bhaga" which means

Sun

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Shivaratri is said to commemorate this important event

The marriage between Bhagwan Shiva and Devi Parvati

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Guru Purnima is celebrated in the Hindu month of

Ashadha (June–July)

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Adi Guru (the first Guru) initiated 7 men who are known as

the Sapta Rishis

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This guru, who was younger than his great grand nephew, stayed in his mother's womb for 16 years

Shukadev Goswami

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Two qualities of the dhwaj that makes it an ideal Guru over any personality are

Sanaathan (eternal) and Vaishvic (universal)

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It is said that devotees celebrated this day when Shri Krishna and Balram left Gokul for Mathura.

Rath Yatra.

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