Guru Gita 46th Verse:
evaṁ gurupadaṁ śreṣṭaṁ devānāmapi durlabhaṁ |
garuḍoraga-gandharva siddhādi surpujitaṁ || 48 || 48.
Thus the space of Guru’s feet, gurupada, is ultimate and greatest, which is rare for even the Devas (gods) to attain. It is worshipped by Garuḍa, serpents, Gandharvas, Siddhas, and the Gods.
Guru Gita 55th Verse:
yasya smaranmatreṇa jñānamutpadhyate svayaṁ |
saḥ evam sarvasampattiḥ tasmāt-sampūjāyed-guruṁ || 55 ||55.
By the mere remembrance of whom, the knowledge of the Self (the inner-awakening) dawns in one by itself; He, that Guru only is one’s entire wealth. Therefore, worship the Guru.
Knowing that Guru alone is our entire wealth, we experience the knowledge of the self. We worship him surrendering at his feet all of our richest and greatest offerings, because we treasure Him as our highest wealth. The space of the guru's feets is rarest and ultimate for even the Gods, it is our highest fortune to offer to the Guru the best offerings from the traditions of various gods.
OFFERINGS TO THE LOTUS FEET OF THE GURU
Hinduism reveres the Guru as a direct manifestation (Avatar) of Paramashiva – the Ultimate Supreme Being. When an Avatar descends as Guru, not only does He lead you to enlightenment, He creates a breakthrough in all of humanity, taking them to a whole new level of superconsciousness and manifesting superhuman powers as a side effect.
Guru Purnima is the day when the cosmos itself aligns to support you to live the State of Paramashiva, radiate the Space of Paramashiva, and manifest the Shaktis of Paramashiva. This day is key to achieving higher states of consciousness.
Dakshina is a disciples offering of love and gratitude to the Guru. It may be anything – flowers, fruits, money, rice, sponsoring for Aadheenam activities, offering puja, precious items, anything. The material gifts one gives are symbolic of the ‘ahamkara’ (ego) of the disciple; which is the only thing the guru asks for – the limited identity of the disciple, so he may leave it behind and grow into the limitlessness of the Supreme.
On this day, the Master unconditionally accepts anything given with gratitude. When it is offered directly to the enlightened Guru, it will liberate you from Karmas and negative patterns that are blocking your success in this life.
Billions of disciples and followers around the world celebrate the happening of The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism, Jagatguru Mahasannidhanam, His Divine Holiness Bhagavan Nithyananda Paramashivam (Swamiji) as the ultimate Guru - Paramashiva
Below are several opportunities to send in your Guru Dakshina offerings to The SPH
|06:00 AM||Guru Purnima Maheshwara Puja|
|04:00 PM||10000 Nithyananda Homa Ahuti|
|07:00 PM||Pratyaksha Pada Puja with Ashtottarashatnamavali archana, Pancharathi|
|08:30 PM||Visesha Dravya Homa, Purnahuti Homa|
|09:10 PM||Sanyas Initiation followed by Guru Purnima Message|
Note : Timings are Indian Standard Time
Hindu way of contributing to the Guru and His mission
offering love and gratitude in the form of materials which
is equivalent to the weight of the feet of the Master
In Hinduism the traditional way of offering is known as Tulabharam - the sacred act of offering item equal in weight of the Deity or Guru or God you are offering to. Offerings can be various - flowers, bilva, tulsi, dates, bananas, books, silver and finally gold. Tulabharam is an intense offering of gratitude for your prayers to be answered. Giving for the sake of giving to open us up to receive PARAMASHIVA. Hindu giving is about OFFERING with gratitude the HIGHEST that we have. Only when we offer to our maximum potential and more will we be open to receiving the best possible - PARAMASHIVA HIMSELF!
The highest offering per Hindu scriptures is Gold. Gold has the highest ability to hold and radiate energy, and offering it with the right context brings about the highest completion. Gold Tulabharam is offered only on the most sacred of moments.