The guru-shishya relation holds a special place in the Indian culture. Since time immemorial, this relation has been kept on top and is seen with extreme respect. Even famous epics like Mahabharata have hundreds of tales about guru-shishya relationship. For instance, the relationship between Arjun and his Guru Dronacharya is very popular. There is a Sanskrit saying that lays importance on the role of Guru: “mata pitah guru daivam”. This means that first place is always meant for mother, then father, then guru and then God. The date for Guru Purnima 2021 is 24th July. Here’s a little guide that tells you all about Guru Purnima.
Guru Purnima is also known as Buddha Purnima or Vyasa Purnima. This day also marks the birthday of Mahabharata’s author, Ved Vyasa. This day also holds significance in the Jain tradition as it was on this day when Mahavira chose Gautam Swami as his first disciple. Another legend says that on this day Gautam Buddha delivered his very first sermon at Sarnath. So, to celebrate this guru-shishya relationship, Guru Purnima is a very important day in the Hindu Calendar. Gurus not only enlighten the path of their disciples but even keep their minds devoid of any evil thinking. And if you are wondering what to do on Guru Purnima, here are tips to make this day more memorable.
Guru Purnima is celebrated during the month of Ashada. Generally, people fast on this auspicious day or visit temples to pray and remember their Gurus. Students on the other hand offer prayers in their institutions and even ashrams to pay respect to their gurus. But, to stick to the importance of Guru Purnima, it is very important that we put the teachings of our Guru into practice. There are some who even make delicious foods, and offer them to their gurus. However non-vegetarian food is not eaten on this day and instead, fruits and yoghurt are mostly eaten on this day. From charnamrita to ladoo, there are a number of Guru Purnima 2021 special recipes.
Charnamrita is also known as panchamrit. It is one of those Guru Purnima special recipes that you can offer at the temples. As the name suggests, you can make panchamrit with 5 ingredients. You can use honey, yoghurt, ghee, sugar and milk for making panchamrit. To raise the flavours, add cardamom powder and even dry fruits like cashew, raisins and more. You can also make this delicacy for any other day and experiment with this dish by adding different fruits.
Another dish that you can make for Guru Purnima is khichdi. This dish is so light and healthy that you must eat it. You can make it with lentils, rice and a lot of green vegetables which will simply increase the health profile of this dish. Flavour khichdi with lots of ghee and even use it as an offering to your honourable gurus. From plain khichdi to oats khichdi, there are a number of khichdi recipes that you can make at your home. Here is an easy khichdi recipe for your ease.
Sweet Pongal is a popular food of Guru Purnima. This sweet dish is made across the country on different occasions. So, making sweet pongal on Guru Purnima is a must. You can make this delicious dessert with gram dal, milk, ghee, sugar, etc. Besides, you also need to dry roast fruits such as raisins, nuts, and more. Sweet Pongal is so tasty that you can never have enough of it. So, relish the taste of the dish which is both mouth-watering and tasty.
Indian festivals are synonymous with the delicious dessert, kheer. From makhana kheer to sabudana kheer, there are different varieties of kheer that you can make. Kheer is made with rice, milk, and sugar. So, if you have a sweet tooth then do not forget to try this delectable sweet dish. You can also follow our kheer recipe for a delectable time.
If you have a sweet tooth, then we are sure that you will love the traditional sweet dish, ladoo. Ladoo is such a sweet dish that it is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. You can offer this as an offering or even exchange this with your dear ones. There are different types of ladoo such as atta ladoo, besan ladoo and more.
Here is another treat to fill your mouth with a burst of flavours. You can add a lot of dry fruits like raisins, nuts, cashew, etc to halwa to raise the goodness of halwa. Dates halwa, gajar halwa are some of the types of halwa that you can make for Guru Purnima 2021.
What can be better than a delicious bite of barfi? Barfi is a sweet dish that is simply irresistible for each one of us. Isn’t it? If you are fasting on Guru Purnima, then you can also make shinghade barfi and more. For a quick barfi recipe, do follow our page.
Apart from sweet dishes, you can also make savoury dishes like puri chole. The goodness of chickpea when coupled with puri, simply takes the dish to another level. Since it’s a festival special food, we suggest you not use onions. So, relish the taste of this dish along with other sweet dishes.
Apart from this, you can also use the roat recipe for Guru Purnima. All in all, these Guru Purnima special recipes are sure to delight your taste buds.
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Saumya Srivastava is a passionate reader who likes writing poetry. She is an avid foodie who keeps exploring new types of cuisine. Besides, she also has a strong love for literature.