Mumbai, Jul 18 (PTI) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today exhorted the youth to religiously follow the teachings of their teachers in everyday life and strive to become better citizens.
In his message on the occasion of Guru Purnima festival, which will be celebrated across the nation tomorrow, he said despite proliferation of modern technologies, the importance of teachers remains intact.
“As we move ahead in times of technology, one should not forget our teachers, who gave us valuable lessons in life. India has a rich cultural heritage, where according to age old traditions, teachers are considered only next to God.”
“If the youth today strikes a balance between technology and teachings of their teachers, they will surely become better citizens and would be able to contribute in a much better way to development of the nation,” Fadnavis said.
Meanwhile, on the occasion of Guru Purnima, a `Vedic yagya (fire ritual) will be conducted at Dhyan Ashram in New Delhi at 6 pm tomorrow.
The ritual aims to deal with aspects like keeping the body fit and healthy and also accessing dimensions and energies that control the body, said Dhyan Foundation which is organising the event.
“On Guru Purnima day, the energy of the moon is at its peak and so the generation of nectar is the most and the volatility of the elements is also at its maximum.
“The elements and the som are energy channelised by the guru. When the guru touches the moon element in the body, automatically they go to maximum and there is an awakening that happens inside you,” Yogi Ashwini of Dhyan Ashram said.
“So if you want to awaken to reality, and understand what these elements are all about, what this creation is all about, the energy behind workings of creation, and if you want to have the maximum benefits of som, then Guru Purnima is the day to do it,” he said.
Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, meanwhile, will lead Guru Purnima celebrations from The Art of Living Retreat Center at North Carolina in USA.
Guru Purnima is traditionally celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists to pay respects to their teachers and express gratitude to them. PTI MM RSY